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The AP’s Margie Mason is a pretty good flu reporter and she has a story on the wires today whose title encapsulates the bird flu history of the last four years: Bird flu continues march 4 years later. The number of human deaths is still not large — a few hundred — just a day…

Australia has a National Health System and, according to some of its doctors, it is crumbling. Aha, say the foes of American Universal Health Care, “I told you so.” And I’ll have to admit, they did. Fair is fair. So where is Australia’s health system heading?

Immigrants and TB: not a threat

Immigrants traditionally get blamed for a country’s ills and historically they have been feared for their ability to bring disease as well. The recent cases of the traveling lawyer (and here, passim)and the Mexican businessman with TB raised concerns that tuberculosis would be brought to the US or other low TB incidence countries by immigrants…

Taxing the Ambassador

This is a weird story. It’s about a dentist who has claimed he doesn’t have to file taxes because he’s “Ambassador and Citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven under its King Jesus the Christ” and therefore has diplomatic immunity from federal jurisdiction. That’s pretty nutty and this guy is also a militant anti-tax activist. I’m…