[Paleopsych] Bird flu BS

shovland at mindspring.com shovland at mindspring.com
Sat Oct 8 15:48:51 UTC 2005

There is a large ongoing effort to frighten us about
a bird flu pandemic.

It's easy to see the gleam in the eyes of the greedy
and the power-hungry.

The greedy see huge profits in getting hundreds of
millions of people to take Tamiflu for an extended
period of time at a cost of $8 per day.

The power-hungry see a chance to promote further
erosions of freedom in the name of safety.

At the moment bird flu passes from birds to humans
only with difficulty, and not at all from human to

This strain may mutate to human transmission capability,
but when it does it will probably be less virulent.

In the meantime, let's all try to be a little more
cynical about what we hear on the news.  That doesn't
take much these days, does it?

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