This really scared me: http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200509121413-1097-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia [Broken] What do you think? Is it going to be really that dreadful? Or is this just their way of making people realize the gravity of the situation? Italy is a rich country and it will probably have enough vaccine to prevent a death toll of that magnitude, but what about countries which don't have the facilities to produce new vaccines post haste if the strain mutates? I don't want to die! Especially being killed by the bird flu! How lame! I mean, really, bird flu. Avian influenza sounds cooler, though. P.S. It would be great if one of PF's resident biologists would comment on this disease.