Seal Flu Could Infect Humans

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•31 Jul 31, 2012

A strain of bird flu known as H3N8 was found to be responsible for the deaths of 162 harbor seals that washed up on New England beaches last fall, leading scientists to fear the virus could spread to other mammals, including humans. What do you think?

  • “I’m no scientist, but when I hear 162 seals are found dead, I immediately think suicide pact.”

    Austin Guttenberg –
    Unemployed

  • “Can we still use our masks from H3N5 or H3N7?”

    Brian Garber –
    Ethnologist

  • “Aw, jeez, now you tell me. I just picked up a couple of seal steaks at the Price Chopper.”

    Barbara Suarez –
    Nameplate Stamper