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Old 10-11-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Bird Flu: Real threat or overblown?

So is this another SARS case, where we hear about a global epidemic, or do i need to start thinking about taking my kids to get vaccinated?:uhoh:
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:15 AM   #2
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Big threat, but the media coverage has exploded more lately than the threat has. National Geographic ran a cover story, then all of a sudden it was everywhere. It's a legit threat though
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As far as I'm concerned, it's all hype. The media got bored with hurricanes, so it latched onto something else. But it's all consistent: scare tactics.
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I don't know, but I'm not getting near any birds.
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Old 10-16-2005, 11:39 PM   #5
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Op-Ed in the Wash Post:

Despite all the hysteria, there isn't a shred of evidence that a pandemic is actually on the way. Developing new flu vaccines is a useful thing to do. Pandemic or not, flu kills thousands every year. But devising quarantine plans is useless.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...101500102.html
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