In the News (from The Washington Times): The global economy, already hammered by plunging production, collapsing trade and its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, now faces a swine flu outbreak that threatens to become a pandemic.
Last year, the World Bank estimated that a flu pandemic could shave 4.8 percent off world gross domestic product. The World Bank projected that a “severe” outbreak could cost $3 trillion by afflicting the tourism, transportation and retail industries and by slashing productivity and raising workplace absenteeism.
My Comment: What other “Egyptian plagues” does Nature have in store for us because we keep being stubborn and reluctant to correct our egoism? If we are going against the law of Nature, then we shouldn’t expect anything but more “plagues” for our noncompliance!