The Journal of spencer.
Inconsistency 04-30-09 17:12
Swine flu:
  • 13 confirmed deaths

  • Under 200 suspected total deaths

  • Under 5,000 suspected infections


Everyone is all in arms about this, ready to do anything necessary. Get out the masks! Save the poor developing country!

Yet...

HIV/AIDS:
  • Estimated 25 million deaths

  • Estimated 33 million living with disease in 2007


I realize that a pandemic would be terrible. By all means, let's do what we can to prevent that. But let's also not forget that we've already got a nasty virus decimating parts of the world. And it's just as easy to pass out condoms as it is to pass out masks.

EDIT: Well, I've been shown up by Max in the comments. Good show, everyone, thanks for playing.