Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The fear of H1N1

Among the inflated fears people have of H1N1 is the fear that it might mutate. I have never understood why people fear that the new H1N1 will mutate and do not focus on our annual flu viruses of various Ns and Hs. The New York Times today has an article that confirms what I had believed, that the risk of the current virus mutating into something more lethal is very unlikely and hard to predict.

I can just hear the reply: "But there is still a chance!"

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