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First human-to-human H5N1 (Avian Flu) death?

First human-to-human H5N1 (Avian Flu) death?

The BBC is reporting that a Chinese man whose son died from an H5N1 infection has also died, raising concerns that the avian flu might be transmittable from person to person. All previous documented cases of human H5N1 infection has been due to contact with birds, or animals who have come into contact with birds, […]

Possible economic impact on ‘social businesses’ due to avian flu in the US

Possible economic impact on ‘social businesses’ due to avian flu in the US

With the notable exceptions of Costco, Wal*Mart/Target and the grocer, every store I frequent is what I call a “social business.” A social business sells luxury/optional goods or services. A restaurant, coffee shop, tanning salon, shooting range, doggy day care, bowling alley, roller rink. A vast majority of my time, and my income, go to […]

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Avian reapers

Avian reapers

My dogs are making the world safe from the avian flu, one bird at a time.

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Please, Hammer, don’t yurt ’em

Please, Hammer, don’t yurt ’em

It probably seems odd that a guy who loves buying stuff so much wants to eventually move as far off-grid as possible, but it’s true. If I had a hojillion dollars I’d refinish a retired nuclear missile silo and make room for my bestest friends in case the Avian flu comes a-callin’ behind the wheel […]

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Porter and Rosie: Stone cold killers?

Porter and Rosie: Stone cold killers?

It first started about a month ago. Porter brought a stick up to the porch when I called to him. As normal, he dropped the stick before trotting inside the house, except it wasn’t a stick. It was a dead bird. No big deal, I thought, and scooped the bird in a doubled-up plastic bag. […]

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More great news: H5N1 vaccine less effective than hoped

More great news: H5N1 vaccine less effective than hoped

CNN is reporting that the latest H5N1 “avian flu” vaccine is less effective than previously thought. The vaccine, now in clinical trials, is less than 50% effective. The vaccine for the more common influenza viruses are from 75 – 90% effective. Oh yeah, did I mention that the vaunted Tamiflu is not as effective against […]