Do you think the avian flu poses a real threat to the U.S.?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 5, 2005
“Yes. At least that’s what I read in the newspaper.”
“Yeah, definitely. If it develops the ability to spread through person-to-person contact, it would definitely be a threat to our economy and health. It’s a lot more dangerous than some of the other things we get uptight about.”
“No. There hasn’t been a major flu outbreak in a long time. There might be a few cases, but nothing to freak out about.”
“I don’t really think there is any more of a threat than with West Nile or other diseases. They just seem to want to talk about the avian flu today.”