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Monday, October 05, 2009

A Blast from the Past

With access to hordes of "expert opinions" and a deep pocket, lets revist a quote by Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, made about 4 years ago--

When asked by Gwen Iffil, "Dr. Gerberding, how serious is the potential for an avian flu pandemic here in the US?" Dr. Gerberding's answer, "Most experts are saying that it's not really a question of if; it's a question of when. We're overdue for a pandemic and that's part of the reason why we're putting so much emphasis on preparedness. That and the situation that we see in Asia right now with this H5N1 strain which is very, very serious from our standpoint in public health."

We're still waiting for the avian flu to make its presence felt. If the "experts" were wrong then...

(As reported at Online NewsHour in October of 2005)

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