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You know as more information comes out about the Swine Flu should -- really be that worried about your own safety should just stay at home.
Or is it all hogwash Dow Jones Newswires columnist.
Al Lewis joining us what more he always brings common sense and -- -- discussion.
So while it's not all hogwash I mean there are some certified cases around the world than there are some people died from this thing but.
That does happen with the -- dozens.
Certainly David listen I love fear as much as anybody could have brought a human emotion it -- media it drives the market.
It does great things for all of us but you know what the fact of the matter is 35000.
People a year die of the flu in the United States.
That's according to the CDC according to the World Health Organization as many as 500000 people around the world.
Die from the flu every year.
We don't cover this we don't get all excited about it.
But it didn't cut the bird flu or -- -- Swine Flu or he'll look at sorry that's gonna kill 700 people like you know -- -- this gets blown out of proportion.
It's the flu and yes -- you know mutate into some killer thing.
But it may mutate into -- -- you can you talk about as a result like really scares me is when you start using a mixture of initials the numbers like this is the two X 543.
It makes you think of a science fiction movie right.
It's really scary but the fact of the matter is.
But everybody that's watching -- right now David has had the flu are right it was horrible week I'll tell stories about having the flu but you know what you get over it.
If you happen to be in a class of people with weakened by some other disease or your elderly or you're really young it can be very dangerous I don't want hopefully this.
It is it is dangerous for some people but it it.
If any get upset about the -- believe myself that worried about -- asteroids can hit the area and all that is you know and are -- well here -- before we -- this guys falling people they say look.
Better to err on the side of -- being a little bit because that way people be more aware and contain it better when you say -- that.
-- don't think it's -- a good idea to panic panic never helps the history of these diseases are that it that that they make great headlines and people get freaked out.
And and they act devastating to some people but it's like watching a wire right you don't watch the war on TV not going to be and it.
And it's horrible to watch and meaning but but it's -- it really affects your life all that much and that's just the matter in the media culture that we live in my man out -- in Denver thank you good to see it we're getting the final hour -- --
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