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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Bird Flu Hype has Bird Flu?

Maybe it's just me, but the bird flu hysteria seems to have ratcheted down a notch the past week. I suppose newspaper editors realize bird flu-related water cooler talk ranks somewhere beneath conversations about the playoff chances of the San Francisco 49ers, and to preserve face they've ordered cut backs on the doom and gloom reporting.

This article reports that the strain of bird flu out and about today has been around since 1959. Oh sure, it could mutate tomorrow and infest humans, killing trillions, but let's wait until billions of dollars worth of Tamiflu has been manufactured before we start crying wolf again.

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