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  •  "Seasonal flu", though, . . . (1+ / 0-)
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    . . . causes the highest mortality among infants and the elderly. "Novel" strains of the flu seem to cause greater mortality among young to middle-aged, otherwise healthy, adults.

    We're seeing an utterly abhorrent, but biologically understandable, double-standard at work: Kids and the elderly are "weak", and not as "valuable" to society. The elderly are "going to die anyway", and children can be "replaced". But if an illness is taking out doctors, firemen, teachers, farmers, politicians -  it's time to do something about it!

    "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -William Morris

    by Robespierrette on Sun May 03, 2009 at 11:01:24 AM PDT

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