Evaluating the real risk of swine flu

I am sick and tired of all this swine flu craziness. Does anyone remember the last pandemics which were going to wipe out humanity? – avian flu, SARS, ebola, anthrax, etc… Where did they all go?! And hey – weren't we all supposed to have been mad cows by now?!? 

I want to suggest a new formula for evaluating the real risk of pandemics like the swine flu:

# of infected people / $$'s made by the media
Anyone out there have the numbers re swine flu? Regular flu? Bee stings? Fire ant attacks?

Based on my proposed formula, I bet swine flu is probably one of the safest and mildest diseases in the world. 

Now world – get back to work… 

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  • Bethany Lyday| July 6, 2013 at 2:14PM

    During the mid-20th century, identification of influenza subtypes became possible, allowing accurate diagnosis of transmission to humans. Since then, only 50 such transmissions have been confirmed. These strains of swine flu rarely pass from human to human. ‘^;`

    Best regards