Bacon Flu “Not a Killer”

Reuters has published an article on Europe’s bacon flu policy. They don’t plan to close schools, and they hope hand washing coupled with limited vaccinations will keep things from spinning out of control. The article features this quote from England’s chief medical official:

It remains the case that this disease is not a killer, but it can kill.

WTF? Nearly 3000 people have died so far. I think it’s fair to call bacon flu a killer. Link.