[LINK] Pandemic pandemonium

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun Jun 7 20:34:10 EST 2009

On 2009/Jun/07, at 12:17 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:

> 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.

Sorry, should have been "hosts" as in:
parasites tend to damage their hosts 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.

Kim Holburn
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