See here. Globally, there exists a small group of people who prosper by fabricating fear and hysteria. Below is a graph of news stories tracking 'fears & hysteria' that have been totally blown out of proportion. Global warming, and its cousin climate change, are the most recent examples of the 'fears & hysteria' problem that individuals and organizations are pushing to only benefit themselves. If global warming stories were presented on this chart, the 'swine flu' peak would look tiny in comparison.
Finally, if you want to avoid death, stay away from the "Killer Wasps" versus all those truly big MSM scare stories. (click image to enlarge)