Case in point: All those people buying surgical masks. They think wearing a mask protects them from swine flu. The mainstream media perpetuates the myth, broadcasting images of people wearing the masks, all while talking about people "protecting themselves" from swine flu. If it wasn't a potentially life-and-death situation, it would be amusing.
Did you ever notice that the surgeons and medical staff in a surgery room are all wearing surgical masks that are very similar to the face masks being used by people afraid of swine flu? Did you ever wonder WHY they are wearing those masks? Are they wearing those masks to protect themselves from the patient's germs? Not so. They're wearing those masks to prevent their own germs from infecting the patient!
Are there treatments?