I just spent the last half-hour scaring the crap out of myself reading on-line info about the bird flu in Asia. And I wonder: What would I do if tomorrow the news reported that this new flu has become a new pandemic (like the one in 1918 that killed 50 million people in one month)? I think it might be time to consider buying some extra cans of beans, some powdered milk, tuna. It seems the only thing to do once a new pandemic comes is to stay at home and have no contact with other humans until it passes. (And I just found out that a good friend of mine has a month of food stored in his basement).
One site I found reported the following: “If the Bird flu learned how to mutate into a strain that could jump from humans to humans, hundreds of millions of people would be dead in a week, say the experts.”
Yikes. Not a great time to go shopping at Loblaws.
See: Bird Flu
See also The Guardian UK