29 April 2009

BBC: Swine flu virus dropped from plane?

Just heard a BBC TV report that the "ground zero" of the recent swine flu outbreak had been pinpointed.

This implies that the virus was dropped into the area by plane -- something that several conspiracy theorists have suggested.

Is the BBC really confirming these rumours, or is it just another instance of journalists not understanding the meanings of words like "ground zero" and "epicentre"?


The Scylding said...

Obviously they don't understand the meaning of thew word, but its a nice panicky, disaster-is-among- us kind of word.

since arriving in North america over 2 years ago, I've become absolutely appaled at the state of reporting and journalism here, and it has become apparent that this state of affairs has infected British journalism as well. Everything is, literally, hype. The American networks are the worst, though, whether it is CNN, MSNBC, ABC, Fox - they are horrific.

Mikes said...

hmm I hope their every news is true and valid. They must be all the time. But what's impt now is to prevent this flu from spreading.

Your Daily Word

Sujan Patricia said...

H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. Symptoms of swine flu are similar to those caused by other influenza viruses. Health authorities across the globe are taking steps to try to stem the spread of swine flu after outbreaks in Mexico and the United States. The World Health Organization has called it a "public health emergency of international concern."


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