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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Greatest threat to human health? by Jack Lessenberry's Essays and Interviews

Jack writes: If you have been following the media for the last year or so, you might easily have concluded that the greatest threat to human health on this planet is bird flu. So let's look at the scorecard.

In the last nine years, avian influenza has killed 114 human beings. AIDS kills three million a year. Since the epidemic started, more than half a million Americans have died. They are still dying, according to our government, at the rate of 15,000 a year.


Read or listen to Essay: How Quickly We Forget - 5/23/06

Also read or listen to companion Interview: Mary Fisher - 5/23/06

# posted by Tami @ 9:39 AM
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