Panic-monger Laurie Garrett has swine flu!

September 23, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

Or so she says in her Newsweek essay "Surviving Swine Flu." And she admits it actually hasn't been diagnosed.

But it's definitely swine flu. No doubt she's coughing, sneezing, and has an incredible urge to roll around in the mud.

She is, she says, "an early victim of what will likely be an enormous American pandemic."

Garrett became famous by predicting the Ebola pandemic. Remember that? Well, there wasn't exactly one. It never left the few countries it was afflicting in Africa and then disappeared even there.

And the massive death toll from SARS she predicted? Came out to about a day's worth of flu victims.

But then there was the avian flu, which she predicted could kill a third of the earth's population!


So now she's on to swine flu, noting that Newsweek gave her its cover to blare the same old message she's been blaring since 1992.

And she'll be wrong again.

And you know what? The media won't care a bit.

As we've seen before with such types as Paul Ehrlich, being wrong even more often than a stopped clock never stopped anyone from being an "expert."