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August 08, 2005

Bird Flu Cure!Fragments From Floyd

Wonderful news! Only 296 million Americans will not receive the recently-successful vaccine touted by Toni Fauci over the weekend. That means that less than half of a percent of our population may be protected from the H5N1 bird flu! That is, if the tested doses are actually strong enough for the flu virus that hits the streets. And of course, you have to realize that the tested antivirus may well be ineffective against a mutated virus six months or two years from now. It's a shame that it will so expensive to produce (can't use chicken eggs as chicken tissue is fatmeat for this virus) that, should it be produced in adequate volume and in time to be an effective preventative (two highly iffy conditional clauses) much of the eastern European and Russian populations couldn't afford to pay for it. Pardon my sarcasm. It covers my disappointment.

I saw the headline, my hopes lifted. I read the analysis and saw what I expected. Spin.

Posted by dymaxion at August 8, 2005 12:37 PM

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