It’s safe to say that many people across the globe have had their fill when it comes to pandemics and various measures that are meant to bring pandemics to heel. In the wake of COVID, shutdowns and other restrictions happened to stop the spread of the virus.
Though because of the varying impacts this virus had on individuals, along with the widespread effects of mitigation strategies on folks across the board, the latter efforts turned out to be extremely controversial.
Though most of the world has since moved on. Travel resumed and many countries have gotten rid of previously tight restrictions on who can and cannot enter.
However, amid all of this, there are now concerns about the infamous bird flu mutating enough to infect and harm humans, per Daily Mail.
The Latest Updates
In Cambodia, one young girl’s death has shown that the bird flu’s H5N1 strain now has the capacity to target and threaten human cells.
This poses serious worries about infections in children, people with pre-existing conditions, and folks whose immune systems are weaker and less prone to fight back against diseases and infections.
Women in China 🇨🇳 infected by H5N1 bird flu. pic.twitter.com/tTQHxSMX2n
— Infectious Disease Tracker (@HmpxvT) March 2, 2023
Some scientists have suggested that even before the girl in Cambodia lost her life, the bird flu had already mutated enough to inflict serious damage on human beings.
What’s also raised interest is that the late girl’s father is likewise believed to have the bird flu virus following a postive test. However, the father is not showing symptoms.
So far, there are any number of reasons why this could be the case, ranging from his age or health status to different factors entirely.
Mixed Reactions From the General Public
Reactions to the bird flu are currently varying, especially as folks take to social media to weigh in. Some people believe there could be more to the story than what the general public is aware of.
However, others are approaching these latest updates with a bit more skepticism. The skepticism entails wondering if this all is being engineered or intentionally unleashed on the world for nefarious reasons.
Many folks have also stated the latest alarms about the bird flu seem to have a notable resemblance to COVID.
BREAKING‼️ China has reported a human case of H5N1 bird flu.
Here we go again…🤨 pic.twitter.com/DTcJsjePKA
— Radar🚨 (@RadarHits) March 2, 2023
At the end of the day, time will be the biggest determinant of what happens next with the bird flu and what impacts it has on the world.
If certain countries across the globe have notably worse cases of bird flu than others, they could easily find themselves subject to more high-level travel restrictions as a means to contain the spread and mutation of the virus.
Are you feeling worried about the latest breaking news that pertains to bird flu and its ability to infect human beings? We’d love to read your insight in the comments section.