In the past two days I have been to two events in which they swine flu (or the H1N1 virus) has intruded. In both cases events that previously had been self-serve now became events in which a person served the guests. It slowed everything down and was inconvenient.
I will be shocked if this virus leads to be a serious pandemic. My rule is that once the news media starts hyping a story, you can ignore it. The media almost always over-reacts one way or the other.
I do not like making predictions because it is dangerous--one can be wrong. However, I am confident enough in this case to take the risk.
There are risks and problems that I am worried about a lot, but none of them are things that the news media pays attention to.
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