Friday, August 21, 2009

Of The Influenza and The Stupid Mentality

Recently, our Health Minister said that he plans to take full action on schools when the mortality rate of the H1N1 influenza hits 0.4 percent, saying that it;s now at 0.1 percent.

Sounds too safe to be true? I have doubts about it, and, let me rebut the facts. As of today, an estimated 5500 people have been confirmed with the virus. So, if you said that only 0.1 people have died from the influenza, that would equate to a total of 5-6 people. But, unfortunately, as of 21st of August, the death toll in Malaysia stands at approximately 70 people.

Therefore, if you'd do the math of 70 over 5500, it'll stand at approximately 1.35 percent. So what the hell are you talking about, Sir? We need real, hard facts, not just watered-down statements.

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