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The Influenza Threat: Pandemic in the Making

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The onset of cold weather brings out the boots, coats, gloves – and the block-lettered, stoplight-red “Flu Shots Available Here” signs in drugstore windows. And with good reason. For many scientists and public health specialists alike, flu season has become a little like Russian Roulette. The likelihood of a deadly pandemic outbreak of influenza is not far from reality ...more
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published January 21st 2013 by Scientific American
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Jc Er
Aug 11, 2015 Jc Er rated it it was amazing
Well written overview of this amazing, mercurial and ancient virus without too many difficult jargons to scare the layman reader. At the end, one can appreciate better how corrupted the world is even in high places like WHO whose actions were contrary to their mission of safe guarding world health. Instead, they were in cahoots with the vaccine companies to scare up the world over an influenza virus that has been with mankind as old as history. Perhaps created at the time when infectious ...more
Chiek Er
Aug 11, 2015 Chiek Er rated it it was amazing
Perennial cash cow for vaccine companies

Excellent overview of this amazing, mercurial and ancient virus. Perhaps created at the time when infectious maladies first descended on man and animals thousands of years ago. Influenza mutating into deadly contagious strains are rare events. Likelihood of a deadly strain being manufactured in the lab and released seems much more likely, especially in the avaricious hands of unscrupulous amoral pharmaceutical companies or twisted dictator bent on masterin
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Liza Hudson
Aug 14, 2015 Liza Hudson rated it it was amazing
Well written overview of influenza with many a salient point made. If only more people (i.e. journalists) would take the time to read article's such as this then layman would not be subjected to such misleading information....which let's be honest here leads to nothing productive other than further ignorance and fear. I am not proposing for one second that all scientific reporting is bad or wrong in fact quite the opposite proper reporting of facts is out there and outstanding quality, but ...more
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Scientific American , as an institutional author, is a popular science magazine founded by Rufus M. Porter and controlled by Nature Publishing Group since autumn, 2008. Mariette DiChristina has been editor-in-chief since December, 2009.
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