I love worrying about things!
So I'm always thinking about relative risk; what is the biggest threat to us.
And I realised many years ago, that a flu pandemic was the most likely risk.
Hence my fears about Bird Flu.
Having said that, I'm not sure that this is the one. Right now, it's only spread from birds to human and not human to human. Also, I read somewhere that only the worst most lethal cases are reported, so it could be that it's not as lethal as the statistics show.
What is good about this panic, is that it's got the world thinking more about a flu pandemic, and maybe we can start to channel more research and resource into preventing and relieving the symptoms, instead of fighting wars, and misrepresenting actual risk.