"Bird flu means pandemic risk. A pandemic could start at any time and, with modern travel, be all over the world in just a few days. Many people would be ill, a number would die, and we might run short of basic things like food, water and other supplies. We need to prepare for all of that now when there’s no pandemic, because there will be no time to prepare when the pandemic comes, and governments can not prepare everything for everyone.
The purpose of Pandemic Flu Awareness Week, and the Flu Wiki, is to allow the dissemination of information about pandemic flu preparation down to the local level so that everyone can use each others’ experience, planning and ideas. Flu Wiki is a non-profit website, and does not endorse specific products"
Friday, October 13, 2006
from Effect Measure via Aetilogy.