I’m not saying that the media is not over-hyping it, but rather that it’s too early to tell, I think.
For example, I live in a small town and we’ve had two H1N1-related deaths in the past couple weeks. At least that’s what the local media has said anyway.
And flu season tends to peak November through April, so it’s kind of early to make predictions in either direction, IMO.
Ruffles might be saying what he’s saying in order to minimize the number of people who prematurely seek out a vaccine which they might not need.
If the media goes nuts and tells me I should get the vaccine, I still won’t get it. I’d rather miss a month of work and get better on my own, the natural way, if possible.
re: “Im not saying that the media is not over-hyping it, but rather that its too early to tell, I think.”
Nevadan: You may very well be right, however my reason for posting this information is because this is the first “official” government-entity notice I’ve seen that has stated that H1N1 may not be the pandemic it’s been hyped up to be. Just thought this was worth passing on.