Friday, April 16, 2010

Swine-flu-gate: Andrew Bolt wants to kill your Grandma

The World Health Organisation has “admitted that they may have overreacted” to the threat posed by H1N1 swine flu.

One can only agree that, with the death toll approaching a mere 18 thousand worldwide, the H1N1 swine flu ‘pandemic’ has been a bit of a fizzer.

This will probably be cause for relief or even celebration for most of us, but for people like Andrew Bolt it merely provides more confirmation, if any were needed, that nobody other than Andrew Bolt can be trusted about anything.

According to Bolt,

their “overreaction” wasn’t a mere mistake, but an utterly predictable bid for more attention, cash and power of the kind we expect from UN bodies.

Not being paranoid myself about Werld Guvment, I’m quite prepared to give the WHO the benefit of the doubt. Mistakes will unfortunately happen, but when making a decision that may affect many lives, most of us may prefer to err on the side of caution.

Quite likely, moreover, heightened public awareness of the threat will have contributed to saving many lives. The downside, of course, is that next time people might figure they can afford to be more complacent about such threats.

Especially so when people like Bolt actively undermine public confidence in health authorities for grubby political purposes, or just to garner hits for his miserable website.

One could be forgiven for supposing that, in the final analysis, Andrew Bolt wants to kill your Grandma with swine flu.

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