Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hot Topic: Responsible Journalism

Headline : "USA May Be Set To Have Worst West Nile Virus For Years"

Facts pointing to this headline:
  • The number of cases reported so far this year are four times higher than the equivalent period in 2006.
  • Georgia has three times as many disease-transmitting mosquitoes this year, compared to 2006
So we could have had 4 cases reported in 06 and 16 so far in '07 but it is much better instead to say 4X MORE CASES IN 2007!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!

Is this a trend we are going to have to live with or is there a chance this will change?

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