In the poll, conducted exclusively for CBC News, Canadians were asked their opinion of the public level of concern over the risks associated with the virus.
Fifty-three per cent said the level of concern about swine flu is exaggerated, considering the real risks involved with the virus. Thirty-seven per cent said the concern was consistent with the level of risk, and 10 per cent said the level of risk was understated.
The risks of the flu are not exaggerated. Seemingly healthy people have died with this disease. The vaccine is to stop the spread of the disease. The more people get it, the less the disease will spread. The less the disease spreads, the less people get sick. Then, less people die. I do have to agree that the media has over-covered the H1N1 flu.