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May 07, 2009

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Neil

I guess I just have difficulty panicking. The mortality rate of first world cases - those with access to decent health care - is still much, much lower than that of Mexican cases. And I'm pretty sure you could make this kind of extrapolation for pretty much any bug that's going around. Most bugs hit a critical point where they stop spreading at such an "alarming" rate long before everybody on earth is infected. You'll note that the percentages drop as more cases appear, try extrapolating that trend.

It doesn't hurt to be prepared, but at the same time it doesn't make sense to hide in your room every time there's a nasty bug in circulation.

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