Friday, July 24, 2009

"Keep calm and don't panic"

You brought them into the world, they will take you out.

Today's remarkable front page from the Express took a leaf out of the script for recent horror The Children.

No doubt at the BBC they carried out some thorough researching as one of their headlines this morning goes: "Papers calm over swine flu fears".

In the meantime, it's interesting to note how swine flu-related figures are being collected, processed and vomited out.

Papers keep reporting that "about 100,000 people in Britain were infected with the H1N1 virus" last week, but a closer look reveals that this number is an estimate involving whoever made a phone call to the Swine flu directory or visited their GP with complaints that they're feeling poorly or have a blocked sinus.

As of today, the confirmed number of those hospitalised in Britain amounts to 840.

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