Flint water tower. Image: Ben Gordon, Flickr.

Public Health Crisis? Nah.

That deluge of state pronouncements, announcements, advisories and denouncements about Flint water reflects a misperception that better PR is – if not a solution to the poisoning of a city, at least a priority deflection of too-slow-to-act criticisms and of the unfavorable and unwelcome international media attention the crisis continues to draw.