Excellicent article and comment above! The odds are continually moving towards a pandemic outbreak and if we all make some small preparations now it will make a big difference. We must prepare for a 6-12 month window with no pharmaceutical help from the "authorities", I'll be making the investment now on a 3M respirator. I read about them and other hygiene tips at http://www.h9n11.com/pandemic-preparation.html At least it will give me an option beyond social distancing - like what does that mean? Sit in the house and starve?