Tuesday, June 16, 2009

11 of them recovered..

Yesterday, all channels were showing "Breaking News" - Health Ministers asks people not to panic. I thought this was just another routine statement, but I happened to read his full statement later in the day.

He very clearly said that 11 out of the 23 people who contacted Swine Flu till yesterday ( today the number is 30) recovered! 11 people recovering is not "breaking news". Swine Flu cases rise to 30 is "breaking news". Now, if 11 of the recovered, why will the number still be 30?

Also, I was watching news last night and this morning. There was just a passing reference to this 11 number. What would really have been great was that if the media also concentrated more on how these 11 people recovered. But, that's not "breaking news" right?