Shoucair: Fight the flu hysteria

Junior Alex Schoucair, a Hatchet columnist, argues that the fervor over swine flu could better be applied to other University problems.

From the ubiquitous hand-sanitizer, to the free (non-H1N1) flu vaccinations, to blast e-mails, to posters on every square inch of campus, the school is running a full-court press against the perceived devastation that the formidable swine flu could wreak. While such an initiative may have seemed wise back in the spring when there was an all-out fear over the pandemic, the measures taken by the school now appear to be overkill. At what point will the school evaluate whether or not this extensive anti-flu campaign is worth both the money it costs and the fear it incites?

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