Should I be doing anything to protect the Giblets from the Bird Flu?

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Most days now, or at the very least every other day, the bird flu pandemic is talked about in the news. People buying Tamiflu here, peasants in some asian country dying there or a government agency issuing a new warning somewhere else.

I'm starting to wonder if I should be doing anything to protect the family from it. I'm normally one of those buggers that pooh poohs the people that freak out the first time a chicken gets some sort of rash. But then I'm also one of those buggers that likes to be prepared and ready and in control. But when do I start doing the things I should be doing? That is the question that is starting to bother me.

Buying Tamiflu is going to be bloody expensive. A 10 day course for one person apparently costs $85. But the pandemic is likely to last 4 months. Thats around $4000 for Tamiflu for the whole family. Yikes. Should I be stock piling food so that we don't have to visit the doopermarket with all the other flu infested reeking freaks? But that means an awful lot of canned and packet food. Imagine 4 months of 2 minute noodles! Gabba, make sure you buy all the flavors and not just chicken. And get cayenne pepper. J always put that stuff on his 2 minute noodles!

On the other hand, there is other people that reckon if we just wash our hands more, then we are much less likely to get sick in the first place. See thats the problem. For every bit of research that says one thing, there is another that refutes it. there is just as many people telling us global warming is bunk, as there is telling us the sky is falling.

Aren't clouds cool? You can spend 30 seconds in Potatoshop and make them look like any-bloody-thing you like.

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Posted: Monday, 3 October, 2005 21:18

Captured: 2005:05:12 17:09:48

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  • you are a wee worry wort arn't you. Will you also stop having holidays because you might get blown up? In that case why bother getting out of bed in the morning, you might slip in the shower or get run over by a bus.
    Ma - Tuesday, 4 October, 2005 9:28
  • I wonder if it's possible to slip in the shower and then get run over by a bus? Hwo would the bus get into my bathroom. As for the holiday... Nope, I wouldn't be going to Bali, or Israel or anywhere else that you are likely to get blown up when eating dinner in a cafe.
    Dave - Tuesday, 4 October, 2005 9:36
  • I thought it may be funny to leave a message here that I had placed a bomb in a bag in the Netconcepts building then I thought maybe not? Life is so dull now you cant play those sort of pranks damn it.
    - Tuesday, 4 October, 2005 13:42

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