Reacting to new reports from around the world about swine flu outbreaks, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this afternoon declared a state of emergency in California.
Is swine flu the next SARS? By that, I mean is it just another eyeball-catcher for news organizations to blather on about but ultimately not much of a threat? Or are we headed toward a replay of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic or even a real life version of The Stand, the Stephen King novel about a planet decimated of most human life by an easily spread virus? I guess it’s best to err on the side of caution but try to keep a level head in the face of the blaring media hysteria.