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    RunawayRose, Carnacki

    folks who said that it's been around for 10 years (it has) in SE Asia were stunned that it's exploded all over the world since Nov 05.

    And those who say it hasn't gone pandemic therefore it won't are assuming reassortment rather than random mutation or recombination as a mechanism of change. it turns out that all are possible, not just reassortment, and that changes the odds.

    See At the U.N.: This Virus Has an Expert 'Quite Scared'

    There are and should be and will always be skeptics. But even the skeptics agree this is a surprising and uniuque virus, that we don't know what happens next, and that prep for an eventual pandemic is a must. Even the skeptics.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Tue Mar 28, 2006 at 06:19:35 AM PST

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