Saturday, October 24, 2009

By The Numbers

President Obama declared the Swine (H1N1) flu epidemic a national emergency yesterday. Some relevant statistics on the US fatalities:

Iraq War: 4,351
9/11 Attacks: 2,976
Swine Flu: 1,000
Afghanistan War: 885

After passing Afghanistan casualties, I'd say it's a pretty likely event that this flu epidemic skyrockets to the top of this list.

Wait, let's add another category:

Annual US cancer deaths: 553,400

Maybe the President's priorities are out of place.