[LINK] Pandemic pandemonium

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun Jun 7 20:17:14 EST 2009

IMHO, the whole swine flu thing is just a normal mutation of the flu  
which happens almost continually.  Some mutations have a worse effect  
than other.  Perhaps it's been good practise for when a big one hits.

There is a general rule from biology that parasites tend to damage  
their host less and less as time goes on.  It's in their interest, if  
you like, not to damage their host too much.  For instance a bacterial  
disease that kills its host before it can infect others is not going  
to go very far.

On 2009/Jun/07, at 9:37 AM, Lea de Groot wrote:

> On 07/06/2009, at 4:50 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> MELBOURNE is now the swine-flu capital of the world, with the H1N1
>> virus twice as prevalent in the Victorian population as it is in
>> Mexico, where the pandemic began.
> Which, I think, begs the question of - what on earth were they dying
> of in Mexico??
> Lea
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> Lea de Groot
> Brisbane, .au
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