Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Back Off on Bird Flu

Bainbridge finds some common sense here, quoting Jenkins of the WSJ:

How a catastrophe with low probability of occurring became a focus of Washington's attention can be explained in one word: Katrina. Unlike the universe, politicians operate on psychological principles. George Bush gave the press conference last week he wished he'd given in the year past about the danger of New Orleans being submerged in a hurricane.

Let's hope we NEVER hear more about posting the Marine Corps in the streets of the US to 'enforce quarantines.'

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