This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog under the title: Nearly 2.8 Million Birds (Mostly Chickens And Turkeys) Have Died In The First Month Of America’s Raging New Bird Flu Pandemic
On top of everything else, now a highly pathogenic avian influenza pandemic is ripping across the United States, and it has already resulted in the deaths of almost 2.8 million birds. Most of the birds that have died have been chickens or turkeys.
And since this was just in the very first month of the pandemic, there is no telling how bad it could eventually become. What will the eventual death toll look like? Will it be in the tens of millions? That is definitely a possibility. And what would happen if the bird flu mutates into a version that spreads easily among humans? We might want to start thinking about that because that is possible too.
I knew that the bird flu outbreak was bad, but I didn’t know that it had gotten this bad. The following comes from a prominent farming website…
With new outbreaks in Iowa and Missouri, nearly 2.8 million birds — almost entirely chickens and turkeys — have died in one month due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the Agriculture Department said on Monday. The viral disease has been identified in 23 poultry farms and backyard flocks in a dozen states since February 8, when the first report of “high path” bird flu in a domestic flock was reported.
2.8 million dead birds in just one month.
Will next month be even worse?
And the number of states that have detected bird flu has actually gone up since that article came out. Nebraska just became the 13th state to detect a positive case of HPAI.
To me, one of the most alarming things is that this flu just keeps hitting more commercial flocks. On Monday, officials announced that a commercial flock of turkeys in northwest Iowa had been affected…
Officials announced Monday that they have identified bird flu in a commercial flock of 50,000 turkeys in northwest Iowa, the state’s second case of a virus that has been identified in multiple U.S. states.
Iowa agriculture officials and the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the case in Buena Vista County, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of the case identified March 1 in a backyard flock of 42 ducks and chickens in Pottawattamie County.
When one bird in a flock tests positive, all of the birds have to be put down.
That is how authorities try to contain the disease.
But it just keeps popping up in widely diverse places. Just check out what has taken place within the past few days…
In the past few days officials have identified the virus on a southeast Missouri farm with 240,000 broiler chickens, a commercial mixed species flock in southeastern South Dakota and an egg-laying hen operation in northeast Maryland.
This is truly a nightmare.
And we just learned that the H5N1 strain has been detected at yet another poultry farm in Delaware…
Another Delaware poultry farm has identified the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain among their population, according to Delaware Department of Agriculture officials.
According to officials, a pullet operation in New Castle County identified the H5N1 strain following federal laboratory testing.
All of the chickens at that facility were rapidly “depopulated”, and officials are assuring us that no infected birds will enter the food system…
It is the first time since 2004 that avian influenza was identified in an area broiler farm, officials with the Delmarva Chicken Association (DCA) said Wednesday. All affected premises have been quarantines, and birds are being or have been depopulated to prevent spread. Birds from affected flocks will not be distributed to the food system, officials said.
At this point, this pandemic is not just limited to one geographic area.
There have been lots of cases on the east coast, and there have been cases as far west as Nebraska and South Dakota.
Basically, the area that has been affected already covers about half the nation, and we are just one month into this new plague.
Let us hope that it stays just in birds because if it jumps to humans we are going to have a real disaster on our hands.
Since 1997, bird flu has had about a 50 percent death rate in humans…
From 1997 to now, more than 880 people worldwide were infected, with approximately a 50% case fatality proportion. That includes 20 cases and seven deaths in Hong Kong between 1997 and 2003.
The good news is that the strains that are circulating around the globe right now do not spread easily to humans.
But just like COVID, bird flu is mutating all the time.
And scientists have warned us that it could eventually mutate into a strain that does spread easily among humans.
Late last year, two people in China died after catching a strain of the bird flu known as H5N6…
China has reported to more H5N6 avian flu infections in humans, both fatal in people who were sick in November and died in early December, Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said in a statement today.
The patients are a 12-year-old girl and a 79-year-old man, both from the city of Liuzhou in Guangxi province. They had both been at a live-poultry market before they got sick and started experiencing symptoms 1 day apart from each other, suggesting that they might be family members. The girl and the man died 1 day apart, the man on Dec 3 and the girl on Dec 4.
Personally, I have always been more concerned about H5N1, but the truth is that if any strain were to begin spreading like wildfire among humans the death toll would be catastrophic.
But even if this bird flu pandemic stays only in birds, we are going to lose millions upon millions of chickens and turkeys at a time when food prices have already been soaring into the stratosphere.
The global food crisis that we have been warned about is already here, and so this new plague has come at a really, really bad time.
We continue to be hit by one thing after another, and it seems like each new day brings even more bad news.
If you enjoy eating chicken or turkey, I would stock up now, because prices are only going to go higher from here.
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When one bird in a flock tests positive, all of the birds have to be put down
they already tried that with covid
it doesn’t work.
We need mandatory vaccines for chickens.
Sounds like someone is deliberately trying to spread this disease. The same thing happened about a decade ago when hoof and mouth disease spread throughout the British countryside faster than it should have possibly spread naturally.
Bird flu is spread by birds to other birds of all species and birds tend to fly fairly long distances so the rapid wide area spread of it shouldn’t be surprising.
The more infectious it is, the faster it spreads.
From one of many sources in the news cycle:
US ‘Deep State’ Using Birds for Biological Warfare and to Spread COVID, Russia Tells UN
Feed them to the vaccinated, they don’t give a crap what they put in their bodies.
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I installed a flux capacitor on mine…
I think I will do some more weekly prep tips. I have a bunch of cool ideas (when I can remember them). Save you a ton of money and make you less grid reliant. I used to post (many beers ago) a ton of stuff on many subjects. If you read my stuff from 12 years ago here you can see lol. Those were the days…. In case I ferget, just remind me lol…
There goes the price of chicken,turkey and eggs….but we can eat plant based/soy based foods!…not.
When people get hungry, they’ll eat anything and everything they can get their hands on.
History is full of past and current examples of this.
You mean 12 years ago when this site was actually about prepping instead of the MAGAt culture war loving, QAnon nonsense spreading, anti-science, anti-intellect, anti-education, anti-American, Russian propaganda network it is today. Those must have been the good’ol days, huh?
I installed a flux capacitor on mine…
Birds are a dyin’,
Me thinks someone – is a Lyin’.
Even those silver skined types,
are receiving some of the hype.
But recently, they also released 5G,
Coincidence? Could it be?
There be more to this story.
Another fake disease.
It is that new 5G services were started up. They cause flulike symptoms (the flu and the cold are also results of environmental poisonings).
“Nearly 2.8 Million Birds (Mostly Chickens And Turkeys) Have Died ”
“When one bird in a flock tests positive, all of the birds have to be put down.”
So, 2.8 mil did not “test” “positive”. ¯\_ (⌣̯̀⌣́)_/¯
What are we using to “test” that bird flu?
PCR, that has been debunked by Kary Mullis, is now rt-pcr.
“Reverse transcriptases are used by viruses such as HIV and hepatitis B to replicate their genomes”
It’s another method of reproducing dna, being used as a method to test for the presence of dna.
Can you name any example of anything else, that is counted this way —
Add enough quantity to be counted.
Then, measure it.
Cell phone companies activated 5G.
This is about as real as the Covid virus is, which has not been properly isolated. This is another victim of 5G that they turned on guess when??? Yep you guessed it Jan! And this is not 2.8 died, this is 2.8 million KILLED on purpose. Just give these chickens some fresh air and sunshine, put some good herbs in their diets, and get them away from EMF radiation and they will do much better. Things do die, and killing all of the flock just in case is not realistic. Well it is if you are trying to create food insecurity, which I believe they are.
5G is the hidden culprit here it is well known that it kills birds that fly into high EMF 5G areas. They have bird crews that go around cleaning up the dead birds around 5G towers. The total ramp up of 5G in America coincides perfectly with this bogus bird flu cover Just like CoVaHoaX is cover as well. Get informed EMF radiation causes the exact same symptom as CoVaHoaX. The Whole World has been Hoodwinked into taking a Deadly round of Inoculation with Toxic Deadly ingredients coming to light in labs all around the world Everyday now it gets deadlier and deadlier for the unfortunate many who took the jabs