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November 22, 2005

ratcliffebloguro;”mitch's open notebook: world bank sees $800 billion bird flu costs

The World Bank says a flu pandemic lasting a year could cost the global economy up to $800 billion and health experts say it is imperative to control the spread of the H5N1 avian flu virus in animals before it mutates and spreads easily among people. The World Bank number is a GDP estimate, which does not take into account speculative losses, such as stock declines that result from lower productivity, spending, etc. caused by the bird flu. I stand by my assertion that an unchecked pandemic

Posted by dymaxion at November 22, 2005 06:22 PM

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