Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Panic

I think this sums up how most people feel about the influenza virus formerly known as the swine flu (NYT):
“They tell you not to get hysterical, but what they put out there evokes fear and hysteria,” said Romelle Moore, 33, the mother of an eighth grader. “It’s all a lot of double-talk.”
We all overestimate the probability of low probability events, but right now it's probably better if we're all a little over-cautious.

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