Sunday, March 09, 2008

March 8 Flu Update

Food sales in Bangladesh are down....as people avoid poultry.

An Egyptian boy now has H5N1.

ProMed has this story as well.

ProMed also has avian outbreaks in Vietnam and Hong Kong.

1 Comments:

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Wulfgang said...

Orange;

News about bird flu is scarce these days, but your first article out of Bangladesh about the “the bad days for fast food shops in the city”, jolted my memory about a significant bit of news I read last week on the business wires.

I think if the experts are correct, bird flu infested countries like Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Pakistan and Egypt, are going to face another gigantic problem in the near future: famine. Whether or not to buy a beef or fish burger at their favorite fast food restaurants, won’t be in the bag of solutions. It could be a far worse situation than infected chicken and cooking them at over 70 degrees Celsius.

The world could literally run out of basic food. The following article appeared last week on the business site of MSN, a very well respected international news source for investors and financial types. My guess is that it has been viewed by several million people world wide:

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/SuperModels/CouldWeReallyRunOutOfFood.aspx

I have written several times over the last few months that many, if not all, of these H5N1 endemic countries could be living on the cusp of starvation, especially as they lose one of their primary protein sources, and they haven’t recognized it yet.

I am not an overly religious person, but it seems to me the Bible says something in Revelations about “famine and pestilence”.

(Maybe laying in a 3-6 month supply of food and necessities isn't such a bad idea after all.

Wulfgang

 

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