Oh Goody

The bird flu is mutating

NEW YORK – The H5N1 bird flu virus has mutated to infect people more easily, although it still has not transformed into a pandemic strain, researchers said on Thursday.
The changes are worrying, said Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“We have identified a specific change that could make bird flu grow in the upper respiratory tract of humans,” said Kawaoka, who led the study.

5 Responses to “Oh Goody”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:


  2. memomachine says:

    Happy, happy.
    I think I’ll recheck my store of canned goods.

  3. ricki says:

    ..and people laugh at me because I keep a supply of freeze-dried, lasts-practically-forever, “camp food” on hand.

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Smart move, ricki. I should add those to my home emergency kit.

  5. Holliegh says:

    OH GOODY – HAPPY HAPPY – Yes I stocked a few more items into my BFP collection 2, had 2 do the rotation thing again. I feel a bit more secure now that my stocks have begun to heap in all the closets and BFP Wardrobe(It has a lock on it, plus many people raiding(If they get by the guns) would not think 2 check a wardrobe in a bedroom 4 food supplies.)Recently stocked up on gloves and n95 masks. Now is the time 2 prepare!

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