What does this even mean?
“[Swine flu] has not reached the full potential of what could happen.”
— Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon Correspondent, May 1, 2009.
Or maybe it has:
“The swine flu outbreak that has alarmed the world for a week now appears less ominous, with the virus showing little staying power in the hardest-hit cities and scientists suggesting it lacks the genetic fortitude of past killer bugs.”
— Mike Stobbe and David B. Caruso, “Swine Flu May Be Less Potent Than First Feared,” AP, May 1, 2009.