Remember how last week we were all going to die because of swine flu? And but now it looks like it just gives you a case of the sniffles? The media does seem to have a difficult time calibrating its coverage of these sorts of issues, doesn't it? Well, fortunately there are people still following the spread of the flu who actually know what they're talking about - people like Dr. Henry Niman, who made this google map of the flu and who has now set up shop with a new and fancier map.
It has numbers of suspected, confirmed and fatal cases for every country, and the data seems to be a bit ahead of other sources. E.g., who knew New Zealand had 174 cases? You can zoom in to see the spread of the virus within countries, too, like yea:
There are other maps as well, like this one of the spread of swine flu in the US by county. Blue counties have had 1-5 cases; greens have had 6-15; yellows have had 16-40; and reds have had more than 40:
Hmm. It seems to be much more widespread in the US now than it is in Mexico. Maybe we ought to close the border and keep the dirty Americans from infecting their neighbors to the south.