Fear Mongering Meets Facts: I HOPE I GET SWINE FLU


But Now You Know: “
I Hope I Get Swine Flu

So far, some 2,700 people have been hospitalized with the current “swine flu” outbreak in the US.

3 have died.

Each year, some 200,000 people are hospitalized with the normal “seasonal flu”.

About 36,000 die.

2,700:3

200,000:36,000

So for the regular flu, that’s an 18% chance of dying.

“Swine flu”, just about 00.1% chance of dying.

If I’m gonna get one or the other, I hope it’s h1n1 – the “swine flu”.


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