Swine flu looking not as deadly - End in Sight?

There seems to be some good news on the horizon, or so we hope. For example, in NYC, the virus has not seen wide spread beyond a few schools. In Mexico, due probably to better mobilization by the government, flu deaths have stablized.

It is still too early to close the book on H1N1 virus, but things are looing better.

Dr. Peter Palese, a leading flu researcher at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical School, said the new virus appeared to be similar enough to other common flu strains that “we probably all have some type of immunity.”

Also Friday, an official with CDC said swine flu virus lacks the genetic characteristics that made the 1918 pandemic strain so deadly.

Se maybe time to breath a sigh of relief?

Is swine flu deadly? - To a degree i hope so! Being a complete atheist, and a Darwinist i hope this Swine Flu picks off a few of the weak genes in this world! It’s very annoying.

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1.
On May 1st, 2009 at 3:09 pm, Lee said:

Told You! LOL Yikes…

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On May 2nd, 2009 at 4:05 pm, admin said:

Yes, you did say so. It is better to be safe than sorry, so I hope your prediction holds up over time

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