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  • Flashback: Senator Obama rips Bush for being unprepared for avian flu epidemic

    10/03/2014 6:22:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/2/14 | Ed Morrissey
    A nice catch from our friends at Grabien, who got it from Ace [update] and who had to go all the way back to 2005 to find this nugget and the contemporaneous coverage at the NYT. At the time, the US prepared for a predicted epidemic of the avian flu, also known as H5N1, of global proportions. The virus had been identified for 18 years by that time, but by the end of 2004 had only resulted in 36 deaths and 50 known cases over the prior two years, according to WHO data. In 2005, the number of cases would...