July 08, 2003
28 Days Later
A brief but interesting review of 28 Days Later written by a renowned virologist:
"However superficially soothing, there is something troubling about this comfortable conclusion. It implies that we might be better off with epidemics that can end abruptly and definitively than we are with the insidious plagues that now afflict us. Wouldn't it be simpler if we had clear knowledge of who is infected and who isn't? Or if we could eliminate the long incubation times that allow foreigners and strangers to carry their unannounced pathogens to us on planes and boats? Wouldn't it be better if we could confine AIDS and Ebola to Africa and SARS to Hong Kong, and then return to repair society once the microbial damage was done — done, of course, to others and not to us?"
Posted by dpwakefield at July 8, 2003 10:33 PM
The link to 28 Days Later doesn't work.
Posted by: Kathryn Cramer at July 9, 2003 08:59 AM
Thanks. It's fixed.
Posted by: Don Wakefield at July 9, 2003 12:56 PM