Nature’s Revenge?
12 May 2009

About two billion people could be infected with the swine flu virus, according to the latest estimates. Although that is one third of the total world population, there is no need for alarm, as most people would have mild symptoms and wouldn’t even realise that they have been infected.

However, children and aged people will be at risk. It all depends on how soon an effective vaccine is developed.

However, in certain countries, the virus could spread faster. In Pakistan, large gatherings of people are very common, and this could cause the virus to spread fast.

It seems we do not need wars any more to reduce population. Nature is taking its revenge.

Shakir Lakhani
Khaleej Times, 12 May 2009