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ummm...is everyone, like, getting sufficiently freaked out about this H5N1 bird virus thing? Months ago it was an insignificant event happening half way around the world...now this:

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Scientists have made from scratch the Spanish flu virus that killed as many as 50 million people in 1918, the first time an infectious agent behind a historic pandemic has ever been reconstructed.

Why did they do it? Researchers say it may help them better understand -- and develop defenses against -- the threat of a future worldwide epidemic from bird flu.

now the report that the virus is becoming resistant to treatment....

predictions of anywhere from 5 to 50 million dead....

it would appear that the time is truely near...

The Fourth Horseman

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ummm...is everyone, like, getting sufficiently freaked out about this H5N1 bird virus thing? Months ago it was an insignificant event happening half way around the world...now this:

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Scientists have made from scratch the Spanish flu virus that killed as many as 50 million people in 1918, the first time an infectious agent behind a historic pandemic has ever been reconstructed.

Why did they do it? Researchers say it may help them better understand -- and develop defenses against -- the threat of a future worldwide epidemic from bird flu.

now the report that the virus is becoming resistant to treatment....

predictions of anywhere from 5 to 50 million dead....

it would appear that the time is truely near...

The Fourth Horseman

Yes, it would seem so.

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