Friday, May 01, 2009

Swine Flu in perspective

Hershael York has a great blog post to give perspective on the hysteria over the swine flu. He mentions some stats like "every year 2.1 million children five years old or younger die of diarrhea caused by the rotavirus" yet we don't really bring much attention to that. I thought these few sentences were pretty profound:
"We often care more about the dramatic than we do about the truly perilous. New dangers shock our sensibilities more than grave dangers. Threats that we have learned to live with for a long while fade from our consciousness, even though the risk may not be reduced."
(HT:Tim Challies)

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