Good news for college students and staff as the Ontario college strike ends.
One of my favourite reads is Worker's Comp Insider and Jon Coppelman has a post on Avian Flu: Unprepared for What Isn't Coming? describing some recent scientific discussion including in an article that appeared in the New York Times called Studies Suggest Avian Flu Pandemic Isn't Imminent suggesting that:
Virologists agree that a flu pandemic will happen sooner or later as one of the 16 types of flu virus in the animal world, probably one that infects birds, will manage to switch hosts, and grow and spread in humans. But they differ over whether H5 is the likeliest candidate to make such a switch. Previous pandemics have been caused only by H1- (the 1918 pandemic), H2- (the 1957 Asian flu) or H3-type viruses (the Hong Kong flu of 1968).