I have mixed feelings about all the swine flu hype.
On the one hand it feels like the media has gone overboard.
On the other hand, in today’s global society, local can go international pretty quickly.
With all the attention I finally remembered a podcast I did with Mansfield University professor Dr. Denise Seigart about an experiment she did with her Public Health and Social Justice class in October 2007. The Flu Pandemic Experiment explored just how far a virus can travel and how many people can potentially be affected in one week.
The results were surprising, but they foresaw exactly what is happening now.
The whole show runs about 17 minutes.