Is this the next big global flu epidemic that public health experts have long anticipated and worried about? Is this the novel virus that will kill millions around the world, as pandemics did in 1918, 1957 and 1968?
So ... the US has twenty cases, all of which have recovered (and the number will go up, with observation); only ONE required hospitalization. Out of 200+ million! And TWO treatments are effective against the virus, not to mention normal human resilience.
Quarantine has been mentioned, and that is not a bad thing ... too bad that it was politically incorrect to impose such on AIDS victims ... we could have saved a half million lives or so.
It is tragic that Mexico's national health care system couldn't save 103 lives (at last count), but nobody is commenting on the health or wealth of the victims, prior to the outbreak.
I watched the half-hour+ broadcast from the White House ... I suppose it is purely coincidental that it moved interrogations and financial crises from the headlines for a while ... not to mention blow-ups in Iraq, and events in North Korea.
Pigs can fly, and anything that distracts The Public from real news is probably political.