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    Default Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    Those third-world countries have been doing well in culling infected poultry and other counter-measures against the spread of bird 'flu. If everyone else does as well, it may never become the epidemic that many have feared. An effective vaccine is still unavailable, and the anti-viral drug makers are still holding out.

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    Default Re: Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    But the US still hasn't culled its most dangerously infectious turkeys, the ones in the White House.

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    Default Re: Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    Quote Originally Posted by vinref
    Those third-world countries have been doing well[/url] in culling infected poultry and other counter-measures against the spread of bird 'flu. If everyone else does as well, it may never become the epidemic that many have feared.
    Jolly good, chickens everywhere can relax.

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    Default Re: Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham L
    But the US still hasn't culled its most dangerously infectious turkeys, the ones in the White House.
    haha , I bet the CIA/FBI will be after you now

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    Default Re: Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty
    Hopefully, these countries mentioned follow the serious efforts undertaken in Thailand and Vietnam.

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    Default Re: Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    Nope, the normal process is one of incompetence (probably deliberate in some cases) followed by disingenuous cover up, and I include the UK in that assessment. A lot of money and export products are at stake here same as with BSE.

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    Default Re: Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    What bird flu'? Just put the following words into Google and find out some facts : tamiflu roche rumsfeld bird flu

    Speaking of turkeys, what exactly does a master of misinformation have to do with Tamiflu? Ansd why the sudden alarm over a non-pandemic?

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    Default Re: Bird 'Flu: Things are looking up

    The Americans are taking the possibility seriously:

    http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/tab3.html

    A worst case scenario from a doctor, may be on this site, visualizes something like the chaos ala Los Angeles post Katrina but with most Emergency Services disabled by their own problems for up to 6 weeks in the first wave of flu if it is anything like the last Pandemic.

    Also here:

    http://www.awhonn.org/awhonn/?pg=872-19000
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