Baseball Crank
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February 6, 2004
SCIENCE: For The Birds

This MSNBC report speculates that the 1918 influenza epidemic was caused by a strain of flu similar to the bird-borne virus currently erupting in Asia:

So far this year only 16 people have been killed, but there is some evidence it may have begun spreading from person to person. If that happens, experts fear the virus has the potential to be as bad as the 1918 epidemic.

Given that the 1918 epidemic killed more people than World War I, that's not a comforting thought.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:36 AM | Science | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

And it was the last time the Sox won a World Series.

There we have it, I've just segued from an epidemic that might be resurfacing to the possibility of the Sox winning the big one.

How sick is that?

Posted by: C Giddy at February 6, 2004 10:12 AM

No sicker than rooting for the Sox ;)

Posted by: The Crank at February 6, 2004 10:22 AM
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