- avian influenza is spreading across the world -- in birds
- said flu has many strains, on ly one is the one that poses a big risk in the scientific mind
- said strain does not easily pass from bird to human (not in casual contact anyway)
- said strain does not yet pass readily from human to human
GIven that fact that it took a small comment a while back to have people panic-buying plastic sheeting and duct tape; or the response to a single cow infected with BSE; or the rabid anti-ARab movement after 9/11; do we honestly think that people won't panic and overreact to this sort of a movie? One of the articles found in a Google search reminds us that ABC is also the network that brought us The Day After 20some years ago. THat was a borderline irresponsible move too.