I’m really not fund of watching t.v., and today, I am actually a lot more hesitant to give it a click, all because of the media’s narrowness on their swine flu reports.
Apparently, an average Filipino by now may die becuase of a heart attack or nervous breakdown by merely clicking his remote control. Imagine listening to how many people have been infected by A(H1N1) or Swine flu, or how many schools have been suspended because of a scare of an unsterile student, or much more the pandemic effect of the strain of the virus that can go on vacation inside your system by just taking a gasp of breath. Now tell me if the noodle won’t work? Sheesh. Is the media really trying to save lives out of information dissemenation or trying to kill a person by scaring off their last nerve?
According to World Health Organization (WHO), the overall severity of A(H1N1) pandemic influenza is MODERATE, based on scientific evidence available to them and from its Member States on the pandemic’s impact on their health systems, and their social and economic functioning.
Taken from their website, the moderate assessment reflects that:
- Most people recover from infection without the need for hospitalization or medical care.
- Overall, national levels of severe illness from influenza A(H1N1) appear similar to levels seen during local seasonal influenza periods, although high levels of disease have occurred in some local areas and institutions.
- Overall, hospitals and health care systems in most countries have been able to cope with the numbers of people seeking care, although some facilities and systems have been stressed in some localities
Now, I’m really not sure if these facts are stated on the news? I wonder what the mortality rate does this flu have to become so alarmed for in fact the Philippines experiences a lot of different kinds of flu especially at this time of the year where it rains and shines an hour after the other? I wonder how many people have died out of thousands that have been infected? Has it been reported that a lot of those who acquire the flu recovered? Has it been mentioned that there is a cure if you acquire the disease? Why does the media sensationalize only of the facts that could make your heart beat like a mad rabbit other than compensate the alarm?
Is the cause of the societies fear brought by the new influenza strain virus A(H1N1) and its moderate effect that could be prevented by precautionary actions? or is it because of the media who acts like Death Ripper or the Grim that would drive you to Hades?