Monday, March 13, 2006
Time To Stock Up
In a remarkable speech over the weekend, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered milk under their beds as the prospect of a deadly bird flu outbreak approaches the United States.
Ready or not, here it comes.
It is being spread much faster than first predicted from one wild flock of birds to another, an airborne delivery system that no government can stop.
It's nice to see some rational thinking coming from our leaders in Washington, even if it will be met with ridicule.
What I'd really like to see is someone from Homeland Security come out with a recommendation/requirement that every American household contain a suitable amount (say, two weeks' worth) of food and water along with other supplies and a means of defense, but that's not nearly as sexy as spending billions on computer systems that don't work.