Years after millions of Americans are killed because their unsuspecting and inept federal government left them woefully unprepared without vaccine or aid as the bird flu of '05 struck and quickly leveled a path of victims wider than 10 Katrinas, historians will analyze the prescience of the short story by Daphne du Maurier and subsequent film by Alfred Hitchcock, "The Birds", and shudder in wonder at the image Tippy Hendren as she is attacked by crows in the attic and finally falls to the floor, gasping beautifully and blinking like a brand new baby.

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