Editorial writers around the country are talking about the nation’s reaction to swine flu. They’re split about 50-50 on whether Americans are going overboard in closing whole school districts, canceling state sports tournaments, urging people to stay off subways. After all, people die of the flu every year.
The writers, tongues firmly planted in cheeks, are suggesting possible reasons for all the hype. Here are the going theories:
“Two words: Sweeps week.”
“Media tired of talking about the economy.”