Sunday, September 28, 2008
World Killing Flu Closer Than Most Think
Pandemics don't just happen; humans play a strong role in their development. When a billion or so people all want to buy live poultry (ducks, geese and chickens) to celebrate Lunar New Year each February, they also create the conditions needed to "grow" a new form of flu and with a 60% probability, pandemic "killing" flu. New thinking is needed but governments are staying with rerunning the past and not getting out of the box to new solutions.