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Saturday, March 18, 2006

90 bottles of water and cans of tuna

Renowned Bird Flu Expert Warns: Be Prepared:
"March 14, 2006 - Robert G. Webster is one of the few bird flu experts confident enough to answer the key question: Will the avian flu switch from posing a terrible hazard to birds to becoming a real threat to humans?

There are 'about even odds at this time for the virus to learn how to transmit human to human,' he told ABC's 'World News Tonight.' Webster, the Rosemary Thomas Chair at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., is credited with being the first scientist to find the link between human flu and bird flu.

'I personally believe it will happen and make personal preparations,' said Webster, who has stored a three-month supply of food and water at his home in case of an outbreak.

'Society just can't accept the idea that 50 percent of the population could die. And I think we have to face that possibility,' Webster said. 'I'm sorry if I'm making people a little frightened, but I feel it's my role.'"
Maybe I should get some canned salmon too?

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