But all of this just muddies the water. Isolated cases. Few deaths (although any is certainly cause for concern). Worldwide -- 331 confirmed cases, 10 deaths. Is it REALLY a pandemic, as the media says? Or is it like any other flu that has hit internationally through the years? Remember bird flu from a few years ago? The media overstated it, too -- though not nearly THIS much.
I mean, really! Schools are shutting down. UIL is canceling all spring sporting events. The question is being posed as to whether to delay the NBA playoffs.
I just want to know the facts. People have enough things in their lives that are unsettling right now. Newspapers are struggling to survive, so are they going to become more sensationalistic in order to sell a few more copies -- even if that means creating unnecessary public reactions?
What do you think?