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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:38 PM
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5. There is NEVER cause for hysteria.
That's the problem many here (and everywhere) seem to have. They think their only choices are to panic or completely ignore the issue.

Early reports suggest that this virus is prime for going pandemic. It's already gone human-human, it has avian and swine components to which we have little or no resistance, it has a 7% mortality rate...which means it can spread more widely because it doesn't kill most of its hosts.

We still don't know a lot about it, though. Viruses, by nature, mutate. What we see this week could be something completely different this time next month.

It bears watching. It warrants some basic preparations (which one should make anyway).

It is NOT cause for panic.
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