Time Wants You to Worry About the Zika Virus

Zika is coming for YOU.


Remember Bird Flu? What about MERS? How about Ebola? C’mon, you know you were scared you had Ebola!

What do all of those viruses have in common? The hype around them was great, while the chance that you actually contracted one of them was incredibly miniscule. The latest virus the media wants you to worry about is Zika. Time’s cover even bolds the headline: “Is the next public health crisis in your backyard?”

No. No it’s not. It’s also not “the next public health crisis.” But sure, freak out about it for now, because tomorrow there’ll be another virus to needlessly obsess over.