1> Initial reports from Mexico were of a potentially civilization-threatening flu: infectious as hell, killing one in twelve of those it infected.
2> Response to that threat was lax: school closures were slow, testing / masks / etc. at airports didn’t happen.
3> Complacency is not warranted because of bad data.
As I’ve said many times, I’m not a pessimist, I’m an alarmist, and I stand by that position: when there’s a credible threat of this magnitude – and panflu at these levels is a very, very strong threat – doing what it takes now is a sane and rational choice.
More on flucode later today.