posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Galiega
...with a outbreak in Africa the nations would help them, as its a risk too the whole world,
Not happening. Commitments have been made on paper - but the money is not being released. And it's not enough anyway.
Also, while you are right that NK is secret, everyone
is secretive about bird flu. The threat of sanctions to local and national economies is
real everywhere, waayyy too high for any economy to absorb easily - and there is NO money to cover these costs. So small farmers don't report
problems - they hide their dead birds to protect their flocks and incomes, and their ability to feed their families. Local governments hide problems
to protect their tourist trade.
I won't even talk about the poultry industry's shenanigans.
Not that it matters much anyway - bird flu never was easy to diagnose, and with the new strains, it's even harder to identify.
A letter published in Nature Biotechnology in March 2004 explained the necessity of using molecular diagnostics for bird flu, and practically begged
authorities to get on it - to no avail. We could have a bird flu epidemic happening in the USA and not know it - because the right tests are not being
At this point, we probably won't know anything until "deniability" is absolutely not an option any more, and bodies are piling up in the