Disease intelligence in a Twitter world

The following is a guest blog post that I wrote for a friend’s blog (now defunct) in 2009. At the time, I was one year into my PhD and the swine-origin H1N1 influenza virus pandemic was just beginning. I was cleaning through some old files and found it today, and thought it would be an interesting “time capsule” to share with the world. I don’t want to disrupt the flow of the piece, but I’ve added some footnotes that give commentary on what I think of my 11-year-old predictions today.