Thursday, May 21, 2009

Welcome to the Age of Pandemics

SHOOT: Make yourself at home. Oh, I see you already have. Okay, so we'll be here a while (at least for as long as too much of us are around).
The 2009 swine flu will not be the last and may not be the worst pandemic that we will face in the coming years. Indeed, we might be entering an Age of Pandemics. In our lifetimes, or our children’s lifetimes, we will face a broad array of dangerous emerging 21st-century diseases, man-made or natural, brand-new or old, newly resistant to our current vaccines and antiviral drugs. You can bet on it.
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