Friday, May 1, 2009

You know people...

...when I'm schooling y'all on math you know it's a sad, sad day.

According to CNN, the World Health Organization has confirmed 141 cases of the Swine Flu in the United States. Worldwide, the number jumps to 331.

If you do a search on "population of the United States", you find that they are estimating this country's population to be 307,212,123.

If you do the math, you see that 0.0000045% of the population is currently infected. Do you see how small that number is? Compare the global numbers and it gets even smaller.

If you do a search on the estimated number of people suffering from regular ol' influenza, you see that worldwide, in any given year there are 3 to 5 million cases. Worldwide, about 250,000 to 500,00 people die of it. In industrialized countries such as ours, deaths are usually in individuals 65 or older.

So you see people, you have a better chance of dying from the regular flu than you do the swine flu.

There is no need to panic. Just take the same precautions you do every year during cold season and you should be fine.

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