I'm worried that people have gotten really worried really fast. For the love of all that is holy AIDS didn't get this much attention!!!
What is it with the modern US that *everyone* flips out at the smallest little thing, and then IGNORES the really big things (like the banks leveraging at 35:1 to 100:1).
I swear, there is no news anymore. There hasn't been for about 15 years either. Journalism may as well be Marketing. Everything is an advertisement.