Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Stop the insanity!

Ok this SARS thing is just getting out of hand. I mean we've got travel warnings, thousands fleeing Beijing and mass hysteria. It's ridiculous. All this for a disease that has only killed 225 people worldwide. And a disease that is afflicting only 4000 people on a planet with a population of 6 billion. I think things like Ebola are probably a bigger threat.

Meanwhile an estimated 5 million people contracted AIDS/HIV in 2002. And approximately 3 million people died of AIDS in 2002 according to the Centers for Disease Control. The power of the corporate media to manipulate people is astonishing at times. What people need is a healthy dose of perspective here. And most of all, people need to calm the hell down already!


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