"The risks are not nil, but they are very, very small."
- RON FOUCHIERlead scientist of a study of the N5N1 bird flu, on whether the mutated form of the virus could be spread by humans; the World Health Organization declared the findings of the study will be kept secret until "public concerns" can be addressed
"I killed someone once ... He'd been my lover and he got AIDS. I picked up the pillow and smothered him until he was dead ... I have no regrets. I did the right thing."
- RAY GOSLING,a 70-year-old freelance BBC writer and broadcaster, admitting to killing his lover because he was in the hospital in pain and doctors said nothing could be done for him
"The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course."
- MARGARET CHAN,director general of the World Health Organization, announcing the end of the swine flu pandemic
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