Forum:H1N1 Flu Pandemic

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I do not see why people were so scared back in 2009, it was like any other seasonal flu. I knew there was a chance where it could have been like the Spanish Flu Pandemic but the virus was hardly deadly. I remember when it first happened there was so many students scared when I was in high school, many thought I was insane for not being scared. People get scared to easily, people should stop living their lives in fear. We all die eventually so it is not like it really matters.--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 02:08, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

If I had to make a guess, I'd say the media probably had something to do with it. Not the whole reason, but certainly part of it.
All you need is one source over-exaggerating the story and if there is enough interest then it will get picked up by other outlets, and so on. Especially with the 'viral' way we consume news nowadays, anything shocking that will sell newspapers, or generate clicks will be at the top of the list for daily topics. Remember, "if it bleeds, it leads".
Much like Ebola has been portrayed earlier this year. Ebola is not a new thing, yet so many news sources were touting it as one of the seven plagues that could kill us all at any moment, even halfway across the world from where the outbreak was.
Just my two cents.
dEcib3L 14:25, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
Makes sense, I guess what is really annoying is people living their lives in fear. I do not understand why people live their lives in fear.--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 18:47, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't understand it either, I guess a lot of people just take what they are told by anyone and everyone and believe it as fact, without considering it themselves first.
dEcib3L 06:47, 2 June 2015 (UTC)