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Monday, August 08, 2005
On the Horizon
Some philosophers try to distinguish homo sapiens from the rest of the animal kingdom by positing that we are endowed with the concept of the future, we have the ability to think and plan ahead. Other philosophers point out that homo sapiens expends most of its sapience in proving that first gang wrong. Our most recent example? The flu, or, influenza, avian in its current origin:
We also know that there is very little we can do about it now:
Over the weekend there were some encouraging signs that we are beginning to have the start of a process that might yield a vaccine, but the flu season is coming soon. You need to think about the flu the same way Californians think about earthquakes, when it hits and for a long time afterwards, you are pretty much on your own. So start learning everything you can.
Start with the Flu Wiki. Use it to learn about what you can do for yourself and people around you. Stay informed, and start raising hell. We can control this if we all work together. I'm working to make sure all my clients can continue their operations from home, and helping to get the word out. You figure out what you can do.
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