Every few years along comes an avian flu pandemic panic. This time the trouble is in China.
As you would expect in mammals with brains the size of ours, just to be safe, let’s kill as many chickens as we can.
As any passing Raven will tell you, it is not ‘avians’ that threaten humans with a flu pandemic, it is our treatment of them.
Flu is a natural occurrence among birds. It only becomes deadly when we cram thousands of ducks and chickens into unsanitary and inhumane pens‚ the perfect breeding ground for this sort of virus.
Just when we thought we were safe from bird flu, last year it was discovered that scientists had created a deadly bird flu super virus. As this clip reveals, for these three credulous characters, it’s a threat to US national security.
To keep things in perspective, here is Jon Stewart on the last panic, in 2006/7: