Got a health e-newsletter today with this apocalyptic headline:
"Officials Predict Global Bird Flu Epidemic"
The GGB is still reading up on a recent outbreak of avian flu in Asia (which, so far, has mostly affected -- you guessed it -- birds). However, I find it hard to work up a sweat when I read pronouncements like this:
Avian flu can be lethal when transmitted to humans, and has killed dozens in Asia to date.
Dozens? We're not even up to a hundred yet? Don't more people die from choking on popcorn? The GGB will investigate further. In the meanwhile, wake me up when there's real news to report.