April 28, 2009
Posted: 1740 GMT

–I dont think its going overboard,the more awareness created on this or any other major health issue the better... (dm104)

–Never too much coverage, when it comes to updating people of outbreaks such as swine flu. It is better to be over informed! lol (DjOracle)

–nah. it's all good. of course, media better EDUCATE people PROPERLY, otherwise it'll be no better than fear mongering, IMHO (gotthammer)

–Not all. Good coverage. Some folks just don't want face reality ! Vic in Germany (Don_Bacardi)

–yes-the media spreading fear. Not the message on Causes and prevention

–I live in Mexico City and things are running quite smoothly, I reckon the press is a little overboard.

–It seems the only newsworthy event around the world last evening (afternoon stateside) was swine flu. If CNNI is any indication. (ukrainiac)

–People in Mexico are not saying this...people elsewhere should try to be less selfish.It’s wrong to say "media is overreacting." (FawadAli)

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Adorableyem   April 28th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

the media is doing a good job on the swine flu. It's good to be well informed. Keep up the good work guys.

Debbie   April 29th, 2009 4:07 am ET

I think American government is being to passive on this issue. We should close our border going into and out of Mexico. The swine flu is already here in the US, what difference does it make. That is their theory. But, who am I to say, one way or the other. The government does what the government wants to do anyway.

chieme   April 29th, 2009 5:00 pm ET

I don't live in mexico, i live in london but i think the press is magnifying the picture on the screen. why don't they bring on the health officials to tell us the real situation of things in Mexico instead of trying to create panic all over the world.

Stephen Oshiomhole   April 29th, 2009 5:14 pm ET

The coverage of the flu situation and in mexico talking of its frequent updates for me seems to be good for some of us over here who are worried about friends and family at that part of the globe becuse it makes me feel less woried when I hear of the progress being made in the medical updates being made for the good of the patiens in particular and for the advance in medical science in and for the rest of the world.

Alice   April 30th, 2009 11:18 am ET

I think we are losing sight of the fact that for most healthy people in developed countries, this is still a version of the flu! Same symptoms, same risks. Yes, we need to take precautions to avoid getting it (especially people who are at higher risk) but we don't need to have the world grind to a halt because we have a very distant chance of getting the flu. The coverage needs a bit of balance and perspective – the current media feeding frenzy on this story is just making people fearful.

mike van der veer   April 30th, 2009 4:52 pm ET

Question: how effective are masks at preventing getting infected with the flu-virus?

Ali Al-Abdulrahman   May 2nd, 2009 3:46 am ET

I think the media is overreacting in this issue.
Before there was the bird flu and now the swine flu, tomorrow it might be the cats' flu.
I believe part of this issue is right, but the rest is just overreaction.
Also, it is a good chance for the medicine companies to gain some profit after this economic crises.
No one will die before his day, so enjoy your life

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