April 11, 2006

False Alarm???

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4898398.stm

The 'working hypothesis' in Whitehall is that the swan that died of the 'deadly strain of bird flu' may have been washed up from another country.

The type of H5N1 it had was identical to the one found in Germany, and it seems as if the failure to find any other dead swans in Scotland suggests this may well be a one-off that was swept ashore by the tides.

So does this mean we're going to have all of this hullabaloo all over again when the UK does actually have bird flu!?!

And does this mean that the concern was all a fuss over nothing?

I've not seen this news reported on TV yet, but I'm willing to bet that it won't get the same attention in the media that the initial 'outbreak' did.


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  1. Mathew Mannion

    Maybe because the news is… get this… completely irrelevant in terms of the UK's disease-free status?

    All of this smug arrogance from the newsie bloggers is getting old real fast :)

    11 Apr 2006, 12:07

  2. Sorry, but does that comment actually make sense?

    11 Apr 2006, 12:10

  3. me

    The words 'in terms of' are usually a good indicator that a sentence is going to be meaningless.

    11 Apr 2006, 12:28

  4. How dare people suggest that a dead swan found on a beach might have washed onto the shore from the sea?

    11 Apr 2006, 13:57

  5. Christopher Rossdale

    The front page of the Grimsby telegraph on saturday read 'DEAD SWAN FOUND!' in response to guy that saw a dead swan near the duck pond in Cleethorpes.

    11 Apr 2006, 15:09

  6. Guess that means Mourinho needs to start worrying more about Manchester United…

    11 Apr 2006, 19:39


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