Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Whew! I'm going to sleep better tonight

This is precisely the type of story NPR should be using taxpayer dollars to report. It tells why the 50% mortality rate predicted for bird flu is highly misleading, and explains why, even if bird flu goes wild, a more likely mortality rate is 2%. Worldwide, 2% would still result in a staggering number of deaths, but nothing like watching half the world population drop dead.