Risk Analysis: Swine Flu

Fact: More people will die of heart disease and traffic accidents today than have died by Swine Flu in the past week.

Fact: People will drive to and from work today, probably stuffing their faces with McGriddle sandwiches, breakfast burritos or grease-burgers while living in fear of getting sick by the media-hyped pandemic.

Fact: Some of those scared people will have a heart attack or get creamed by a drunk driver in the next few days.

Fact: Humans positively suck at risk analysis.

Reference: CDC - Leading Causes of Death in the US

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