Last year I read John M. Barry's "The Great Influenza", a powerful narrative of the circumstances and outcomes of the 1918 flu that killed 50 million people. I recommend the book highly.
I have no opinion on the Mexican swine flu other than to say that if it is something bad, or worse, it could not come at a more inconvenient time for politics, the economy, or the markets.
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