2005/10/10

The next big thing ... maybe

Let's all hope that the powers that be learned some lessons from Katrina and Rita because if it's business as usual, we could be up shit creek.
A super flu could kill up to 1.9 million Americans, according to a draft of the government's plan to fight a worldwide epidemic. Officials are rewriting that plan to designate not just who cares for the sick but who will keep the country running amid the chaos, said an influenza specialist who is advising the government on those decisions.

"How do you provide food, water ... basic security for the population?" asked Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota, a government adviser who has a copy of the draft plan and described it for The Associated Press. "This is a much more comprehensive view than has previously been detailed," he said in an interview Saturday.
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