Re: Bird Flu To Human Pandemic - Science Fiction
- From: don'tgo@xxxxxxxxx (The Watcher)
- Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 07:05:12 GMT
On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 18:33:18 GMT, Strabo <strabo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Bird flu sparking human epidemic is 'science fiction': Spain
>Oct 19 11:09 AM US/Eastern
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>Spain's agriculture minister dismissed fears bird flu sparking a
>global epidemic among humans as "science fiction", saying the
>virus currently only poses a threat to birds.
>"The idea of a pandemic among humans is something from science
>fiction," Spanish Agricultural Minister Elena Espinosa said on
>the private radio station Cadena Ser, as Europe braced for the
>further spread of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu, which has
>killed 60 people in Asia during the past three years.
The idea of submarines, man flying in heavier-than-air craft, man traveling in
space, and many other strange things were also science fiction, too. ;)
The only thing we learn from history is that people don't learn from history.
Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
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