CDC Confirms First Case of Bird Flu in Colorado Man

Photo: AP [via Al Jazeera]

The Facts

  • A Colorado inmate has become the first human in the US to test positive for the H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza, or "Bird Flu." The inmate contracted the infection while on work release at a local farm.

  • The patient reported fatigue as their only symptom and is being isolated and treated with the influenza antiviral drug oseltamivir, also known as tamiflu. 10 people who were in contact with him are being monitored.


The Spin

Left narrative

Welcome to the "Pandemicene" era of Earth's history. By completely rewiring the globe's network of animal viruses, human-caused climate change is creating a new age of dangerous disease. Birds harbor a menagerie of viruses, including several dangerous influenza strains. This worrying future is already here, and will be difficult to address.

Right narrative

Woke alarmists are blaming conservatives for all woes on this planet. The latest installment in this tiresome drama is a "climate and virus crossover" episode. This is about fear mongering and government intervention into our private lives from a globalist, collectivist crowd. Even the CDC itself admits it's possible the testing swab in this case may have just picked up the virus in the man's nostrils, without him actually being infected - hence his lack of respiratory symptoms.


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