How come no one’s started a thread about the epidemic of bird flu that is spreading so quickly and insidiously around us? I’d have thought Formosa would have latched on to this one by now and begun to whip us into panic mode.
But seriously, don’t you think that we’ve cause to be rather worried about it? The WHO is taking it very seriously and issuing dire warnings about the potential danger it poses. It’s getting plenty of media attention, and governments across this region (including Taiwan’s) are giving the appearance of being alert to its threat and ready to take strong action to counter its spread. Are they doing enough? What else should they be doing? Should the raising of domestic fowls be banned, all domestic fowls be slaughtered, and the sale and consumption of their meat be completely prohibited? Or is it enough just to impose a few import restrictions, monitor farms, and respond on a case-by-case basis when signs of the disease appear?
Any thoughts about this latest health scare? Are you concerned at all, or what?