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Who is taking who for a fool

Perhaps it is just me, but the following seems like a complete joke;

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Science/Tubby-tummy-epidemic-alarms-medicos/2005/04/15/1113509899363.html?oneclick=true

I mean, aren't they just saying that people are getting fatter? Are they trying to come up with a new buzz phrase to get people to watch their weight, because 'obesity' wasn't scarey enough? You know, like the dangerous chemical hyrogen dioxide? The one that is LETHAL for inhalation at 4g/kg?

Which raises the question, did the reporter realise that they were being taken for a fool?

Comments

kythys
Apr. 20th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
I thought an 'epidemic' was something that you could 'catch' from other people (like bacteria or a virus or something....), it feels like they're just using this word to make us all feel comfortable and happy that its not our fault we're fat, its those nasty obesity germs that are gonna get us.