I officially reached my limit this morning. Listening to NPR while racing around trying to get ready, I heard yet another panic-story about H5-M1. Every story is about "It only has to mutate a little and it'll kill us all!" and "We're not prepared!" Except that's just not true. It has to mutate in a way that makes it transferable from person to person and not just chicken to person AND it has to stay as deadly while undergoing that mutation. One or the other is easy, but getting the combo isn't so very easy. Yet everyone knows the name of the bloody virus, and no one is the least bit fretted about things that are a risk to them on a daily basis (e. coli from undercooked foods, car crashes from commuting, heart disease from too many french fries). Me, I'm just going to go on trying to ignore the stories, because I don't live with a chicken.