The latest round of avian flu may or may not be like the 1918 epidemic that killed 50 million people. We can’t know what will happen, just as we can’t know when or where a hurricane or a terrorist will strike next.
But there are some things we can do — like beef up our “first responders.” In the case of the flu, that means our health care system.
Wait a sec… @#%&!
More info: The avian flu blog, and the avian flu wiki.