Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – October 19, 2005

Mike Davis on The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu

We spend the hour with Mike Davis author of the new book, The Monster At Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu. Davis says, "2005 is the year in which avian flu, now has acquired a critical mass amongst birds that it won’t be eradicated and it’s unclear whether it can be contained. Most likely, avian flu will fly to every corner of the world. It will probably reach Alaska and Northern Canada, for instance, in the near future. Avian flu – the threat of pandemic avian flu – has become, like HIV AIDS, a fundamental test of human solidarity."

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