By Jeff Desjardins
Every year, it seems that there is a new type of virus or an imminent technological disaster that will purportedly threaten the existence of humankind.
If it wasn’t the Y2K apocalypse that would bring society back to the Stone Age, it was going to be the bird flu or cellphone brain tumors that would kill us all.
However, as today’s data visualization from Information is Beautiful shows, these fears are mostly overblown. The media finds a way to tap into these hot-button issues and then people inevitably get worked into a frenzy.
“Swine flu”, which broke out in the U.S. Read More