It certainly looks like another example of crying wolf. Three weeks ago the World Health Organization declared a health emergency, warning countries to "prepare for a pandemic," and said the only question was the extent of worldwide damage. Senior officials prophesied that millions could be infected by the disease. But as of last week, the WHO had confirmed only 4,800 cases of swine flu, with 61 fatalities. Obviously, these low numbers are a pleasant surprise, yet one has to wonder: What did we get wrong?
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Increasingly, the story of the global economy is a tale of two worlds.
In one, there is only gloom and doom; in the other, there is light and
hope. In the traditional bastions of wealth and power -- America, Europe and
Japan -- it is difficult to find much good news. But there is a new world --
China, India, Indonesia, Brazil -- in which economic growth continues to
power ahead, governments are not buried under debt and citizens remain
remarkably optimistic about their future. This divergence between the once
rich and the once poor might mark a turn in history.
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