Avian Flu: Are we in danger?

I haven't yet blogged on the Avian Flu issue because I've been pretty unsure about it, even with my scientific training. On one hand, there definitely seems to be some evidence, and reasonable suggestions that avian flu is a possible real danger to the world. On the other hand, it's not a danger yet, and it is very hard to tell whether or not it will become one.

Here's what I know so far:

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Diá de los Muertos

Being from the East coast, I didn't realize that in this part of the country, Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday that is celebrated by lots of people on November 1 and 2nd, in conjunction with Halloween, All Saints day (today) and All Souls Day (tomorrow). It is a pleasant celebration and rememberance. People bake bread and make sweets in the shapes of skulls and bones.

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