China to Vaccinate 14 Billion Birds
With new concerns about the bird flu, China has announced that it will vaccinate 14 billion birds in its country in hopes to keep the flu from devastating its poultry industry. This will not be a cheap move for the Chinese but having already destroyed nearly 300,000 birds because of the flu they do not want to take any more risks. Currently they are undersupplied to accomplish this task but their suppliers are gearing up to finish the job. Reading this article makes me wonder what we as a nation are doing to protect ourselves from this flu. Are we doing anything to protect our poultry? Personally I eat a lot of chicken and turkey and if all of a sudden we had to destroy large amounts of them drastically raising prices, I’m not sure what I’d eat. Although, there are a lot of other things that taste like chicken so maybe I wouldn’t be as bad off as I was thinking.