Finally, a voice of sanity here. After a few weeks of pounding on the increase-the-fear drum, it looks as if at least one local TV station is offering soundbite time to a doctor who looks at MRSA and says, chill out, all your worry-wart zombies. Here’s a bit from a recent WCSC report:

“Methacillin-resistant staph has been prevalent since the 1980s,” said Hallaba, who added that because you get multiple people infected at the same time, it gets people’s attention.

“Any time you have young students, people that are perceived as healthy, immune to infection and illness, when you see a lot of those people getting infected at the same time, it captures the collective attention and it stirs things up,” he said.

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