Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pandemic or Flash in the Pan?

The news coverage in the last few days has been all about swine flu. Despite the hysteria I'm not yet convinced that this is going to be as bad as the 1918 epidemic. However, as an engineer I understand how quickly numbers can get huge when they're growing exponentially.

I think this mashup someone created on Google Maps is an interesting way to get an overview of what's going on. We will see what happens but in the mean time everyone wash your hands!

View 2009 H1N1/A Outbreak Map in a larger map

1 comment:

nujoud said...

Considering somewhere around half a million people die from the REGULAR flu each year, I'm not worked up about the swine/H1N1 flu yet either. But I still don't want you coughing on me because that's just icky.