A video not to be missed. Prof. Hans Rosling calculates the ratio of news article coverage versus actual deaths in the context of the recent swine flu outbreak. During the last 13 days, up to May 6, WHO has confirmed that 25 countries are affected by swine flu, and 31 persons have died from swine flu. However, WHO data also indicates that about 60,000 persons died from TB during the same period. As Hans Rosling conducted a rough comparison with the number of news reports found by Google news search, he decided to issue an alert for a "media hype" on swine flu and a neglect of tuberculosis.
Watch the video below.