On 6/05/07, New York Bird Club wrote:
> Sunday, September 16th
> Surviving the Next Pandemic:
> Bird Flu and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases
> Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.
> Time: 1 PM
> Location: 242 E. 53 Street
> Ground Floor
> New York, NY
> (next door to Quest Book Shoppe)
> Diseases leading public health authorities now predict as
> inevitable a pandemic of influenza, triggered by bird flu
> and expected to lead to millions of deaths around the
> globe. The influenza virus has existed for millions of
> years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What
> turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a killer? In
> an engaging multimedia presentation, Dr. Michael Greger
> traces the human role in the evolution of this virus. In
> the face of the coming pandemic, Dr. Greger reveals what
> we can do to protect our families, and what society can do
> to reduce the likelihood of such potential catastrophes in
> the future.
> Michael Greger, M.D., is Director of Public Health and
> Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United
> States. An internationally recognized lecturer, he has
> presented at the Conference on World Affairs, the National
> Institutes of Health, and the Bird Flu Summit, among
> countless other symposia and institutions, and was invited
> as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the
> infamous "meat defamation" trial. Dr. Greger is a graduate
> of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the
> Tufts University.
> Michael Greger, M.D.
> Director, Public Health and Animal Agriculture
> The Humane Society of the United States
> 2100 L St, N.W. Washington, DC 20037
> direct line: 301-258-3110
> fax: 301-258-3081
> No admission charge.
> All proceeds from book sales will go to charity.
> Sponsored by The New York Bird Club
I hope the text of his speech will be made available on the
website for those of us who can't attend?