Words at Play : Top 10 Words of the '00s

#9: Pandemic

In 2005 it was bird flu; in 2009, swine flu.

The resulting travel restrictions made it clear that a pandemic spreads across an even wider area – in these cases, across continents – than an epidemic.

Example:

A White House spokesman said the administration soon will release "a pandemic flu plan" that is expected to address the critical issue of U.S. flu vaccine manufacturing capacity.

—┬áChicago Tribune, October 2005

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