There is no highly effective treatment for H5N1 flu
Thursday, August 27, 2009
While H1N1 spreads, H5N1 stews
SHOOT: Imagine a scenario where H1N1 sweeps the world, populations fight back with gusto, and then highly pathogenic H5N1 begins its culling spree. I've spoken about a 'sick' society. Mentally ill, distracted, doped up - these epidemics are a manifestation of our insistence to consume birds and beasts the way we do, and maintain our unhealthy addictions, as we're prone to doing. Currently 436 people have been infected with H5N1, of which 262 [60%] have died. In Egypt this year there were 30 cases. In all of 2008 there were 41 cases.