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http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/06/laurie-garrett-studying-pandemics

"The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet is the virus."

A 6 minute interview with a senior global health official at the CFR, about how unprepared we still are to deal internationally with a global contagion.  This came out shortly after Science published research on how to make H5N1 more contagious to humans.

Listening to this, I couldn't help but think about the European financial crisis.  The squabbling and incompetence and inaction that occurred there leaves a gloomy picture for intergovernmental crisis management.  It's kinda boring, so you can just listen to it while you do other stuff, but it's pretty scarey.
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