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Mike wrote: Not to detract from the seriousnesss of the disease, but wondering why 90 people getting it is news? ... every 2 days ... daily ... daily ... Do we get so bored with one kind of disease, that we need new disease by which we may be intrigued? ...
Yes, you seem to know the answer already. Things that happen all the time (every day / daily) are not news. Yes, it is the newness of the prevalence of a condition that makes it news.
It has a bigger impact. A bit like you saying TWICE that number die every 2 days, when you could have said, the SAME number die every day.
Dog bites man happens daily and is not news. Man bites dog is more unsual and hence newsworthy.
But I take your point and agree that we should shoot all domestic dogs.