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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 04:46 PM
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12. It's, hopefully, too temporary a topic to warrant a forum.
If it still isn't eradicated or hasn't died out on its own in a month, I'd say it *may* warrant a forum. Meanwhile, I think people who are claiming *panic* and *hysteria* are really overstating the case. I've come to DU on days when there's almost nothing but Rush-Oxycontin/Pedophilia/Octomom garbage threads and very few people complain about "media hysteria."

It's only logical that people are going to follow a novel flu pandemic. It's interesting for many reasons beyond "PANICK!!1111!!!" New modeling tools are being used, new mapping technologies are being put to use, the replacement of legitimate medical reporters with corporate hacks, real time global surveillance, the subtleties of US/Mexican border relations, the relation between pandemic and national health care: all these are interesting to lay people as well as those in the health/media/education professions.

I see far more "hysteria" about "hysteria" than I do actual hysteria.
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  -Anyone in Favor of a Dedicated "Swine Flu" Forum? KoKo  Apr-30-09 07:13 AM   #0 
  - I propose a general 'Blind Panic' forum instead  Orrex   Apr-30-09 07:17 AM   #1 
  - Less than 200 cases worldwide and they're already talking Pandemic  Egalitariat   Apr-30-09 09:33 AM   #10 
     - Exactly  Orrex   Apr-30-09 04:37 PM   #11 
     - Well, if they're successful it will be.  readmoreoften   Apr-30-09 04:53 PM   #14 
  - Not at all.  Why Syzygy   Apr-30-09 07:22 AM   #2 
  - A general global pandemic forum would be good...  OneGrassRoot   Apr-30-09 07:25 AM   #3 
  - Maybe a thread titled "the offical swine flu thread" could work in GD and LBN  carlyhippy   Apr-30-09 07:47 AM   #4 
  - I think this is gonna play out on its own. DU has a 3-5 day  HereSince1628   Apr-30-09 07:52 AM   #5 
  - All things will pass.  endarkenment   Apr-30-09 07:52 AM   #6 
  - No, I'm in favor of a forum for the  Skidmore   Apr-30-09 08:01 AM   #7 
  - If it gets these posts out of GD, by all means.  sinkingfeeling   Apr-30-09 08:51 AM   #8 
  - No room for Rush Limbaugh? Pedophilia? Octomom? Complaints about Arlen Specter?  readmoreoften   Apr-30-09 04:55 PM   #15 
  - Sort of....  akwapez   Apr-30-09 09:20 AM   #9 
  - It's, hopefully, too temporary a topic to warrant a forum.  readmoreoften   Apr-30-09 04:46 PM   #12 
  - Maybe it's worth it to wait awhile but the WHO does seem to think this will be a long slog...  KoKo   Apr-30-09 07:19 PM   #17 
  - GD - Pig Flu, or GD - Panic? /nt  ProgressiveFool   Apr-30-09 04:47 PM   #13 
  - How about just a "Healthcare Reform" forum? I can't BELIEVE that DU still doesn't have one. nt  demodonkey   Apr-30-09 04:55 PM   #16 

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