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Watching The Birdies

by | 21st, October 2005

‘THE first uncomfortable swallow does not mean you’ve got bird flu. But the Times would like you to know that the illness has just claimed its 67th victim.

Feeds a family of four

A man in Thailand has died after eating an infected chicken, bringing the total of the number killed in his country to 13. As Uncle Joe Stalin was wont to say, “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.”

But millions of people are not dead…yet. But lots of birds are. The Times reports that the Chinese have killed almost 100,000 birds. And the body count is rising.

But it’s not

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