Thursday, April 06, 2006

Late last night, the BBC broke the news that a swan was found dead in Scotland, and might have died from the bird flu.

i checked out Canadian on-line news sources (Globe and Mail; Toronto Star), but have yet to find any of them referring to the story. Strange. Ok, i thought, maybe it isn't such a big deal. And then i read this:

The H5N1 virus does not at present pose a large-scale threat to humans, as it cannot pass easily from one person to another.

But experts fear the virus could mutate to gain this ability, and in its new form trigger a flu pandemic, potentially putting millions of human lives at risk.


Great. And i now live at Ground Zero.

In other Scottish news today, a 19 year old boy awaits his sentence after stamping to death a 48 year old man in December 2005 - for singing football songs.

Fuck, i hate football.

1 comment:

graig said...

It was mentioned on CBC radio this morning... I thought ground zero was in China though...