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I think it was the early 1980s Flash Gordon movie that opened with the villain hitting buttons on a dashboard that were each labeled with a different disaster, like someone hitting a sound effects board except it was things like earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.

I kinda feel like "Murder Hornets" is another button on that patch board.

FWIW, Smithsonian has a more measured take:

"No, Americans Do Not Need to Panic About ‘Murder Hornets’"

"The Asian giant hornet, seen for the first time in North America in 2019, is unlikely to murder you or U.S. bees, according to Smithsonian entomologist"

smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/

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