The (TV) media in Poland has been getting very exercised about the A1HN1 flu lately. It’s running wild in Ukraine. The government here hasn’t bought enough vaccination shots. Somebody died in Poznań but we’re not exactly sure of what. The human rights ombudsman is threatening to take the government to court if jabs are not provided, action taken etc. etc. Thank God for the fourth estate!
One thing the TV is not so concerned about is the steady flow of profits from ads for snake oil cures for the common cold and the flu. These ads constantly encourage people with flu symptoms to pop another pill and go to work with their fellow citizens – which is exactly what you should not be doing if there is (is there?) an epidemic.