Friday, October 14, 2005

Don't panic over bird flu, UN says. Fair enough. The article does, however, contain the wonderful information that the UK's chief vetinary officer is called Debby Reynolds. Which considering the name of the anti-Bird Flu drug means I've now got this stuck in my head:
I hear the cottonwoods whisp'rin' above
Tamiflu! Tamiflu! Tamiflu's in love!
The ole hootie owl caught Bird Flu from the dove
Tamiflu! Tamiflu! Tamiflu's in love!
I'm sorry... Friday afternoon and all that...

4 Comments:

Anonymous Sunny said...

Someone should do a comparison of the wild numbers that scientists and politicians are coming out with, estimated to die from the bird-flu.

Today Britain's chief scientist said 50,000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4346624.stm

A few weeks ago someone said 150 million, and then someone else mentioned 50 million. Its all getting a bit annoying.

Based on all the other figures and taking an average, multiplying it by the number of pets you have, dividing by the number of hankerchiefs you possess, taking into account how fit you feel, maybe Europhobia could come out with its own 'prediction'? :)

10/16/2005 02:42:00 pm  
Blogger MuppetLord said...

Basically, we're all doomed....if it jumps, if it comes to the UK, if we aren't innoculated etc. etc.

We're supposed to believe these people?

10/16/2005 08:52:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Europhobia prediction: In Europe (including turkey), a grand total of five people will die of Bird Flu. This prediction based on the fact that I think it's a load of old bollocks.

If, however, it turns out to be true, this prediction may rise by a factor of up to a billion. I shall also be moving to the Outer Hebrides.

10/17/2005 10:01:00 am  
Anonymous Sunny said...

We need to all band together and set up a broadband farm in the outer hebrides so if this mother of all viruses does turn out to be true we can keep blogging from there. Or maybe I'm being too optimistic.

10/17/2005 04:24:00 pm  

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