Yes, I'm writing about the Science mag pandemic panic piece

May 12, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

Bottom Line: If you look at the actual numbers and ignore the spin, the data are actually reassuring. They show a virus both less contagious and less severe than seasonal flu. But that requires actually reading the study and its citations, not just the abstract and press release. What self-respecting reporter would do that? Why would one want to when it's fear, not facts, that sell.

It also helps to know the paper was written under the auspices of the planet's chief chicken little, the WHO.