IF: (public) Rejection: Avian Flu

Remember last summer when the news was all about the Avian Flu? It hasn't gone away. Somehow, the public or is it the news media have decided that this is not fun stuff to talk about and have rejected opportunities to surface this very real, and very present danger to all of us, our health, our economy, our families, and the quiet lives we live today. Yes, we all sleep better at night without this tugging the corners of our minds, prompting us to focus and plan--but is it the right thing to do?