Why aren’t more people
concerned about bird flu? I see news stories about it from time to time, but
they don’t seem to generate much buzz. This is a scary bug and the world isn’t ready
to deal with it.
Once upon a time, influenza was a potentially deadly disease. It came and went like
the monsoon season, leaving devastation in its wake. Eventually, medical science
found a way to beat it. Now, for developed countries, it’s merely a nuisance. Few
people live in fear of flu season.
The time may be coming when we will fear again. Let’s hope we don’t have to tell
our grandchildren sad stories of how we survived the Great Bird Flu Pandemic and
of the friends and loved ones who didn’t.