Sunday, November 06, 2005

The number of the month - 62

The ever-sensible numberwatch points out that the
number of the month is from the only 62 people that
have died of the bird flu worldwide. Yet there is a
raving hysteria being generated by the press:

We can’t get away from bird flu. It has swamped the media. People have actually stopped eating chicken for fear of it. Yet the total number of human deaths so far is 62. That is half an hour’s worth of malaria deaths. One of these days, of course, the scaremongers are going to get it right and flu is a pretty good bet for them, with its remarkable mutability.
Numberwatch makes some other great points this month especially
about the UK wide smoking ban.

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