As if there was not already enough bad news out of Pakistan today. Now we have the bird flu seemingly not needing the birds anymore.
What scares you more? The uncertainty of a nuclear nation, or the near certainty of a rapidly morphing virus?
Personally I am more afraid of a pandemic than I am of terrorists or rogue nation-states. The will and might of the world can corral a rogue nation. But treating a pandemic on a global scale is nearly impossible to do – at least in time for a huge number of people.
GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Thursday a single case of human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 bird flu virus in a family in Pakistan but said there was no apparent risk of it spreading wider. A statement from the U.N. agency said tests in its special laboratories in Cairo and London had established the “human infection” through presence of the virus “collected from one case in an affected family.