March 16, 2006
Phew no flu! - time to make a killing
Prices have dropped as low as 8 birr a bird over the past weeks, amid all the worries over avian flu. Today, however, government scientists announced that initial tests on dead birds from a farm in southern Ethiopia had not detected the dreaded H5N1 virus.
The news is sure to filter out on to the street soon and prices are sure to rise. Chickens cost as much as 35 birr before the scare. Anyone who buys low and sells high could be talking about a
438% 338% return on their initial investment. It's a better bet than Google.
UPDATE: News of the negative test clearly hadn't got through to the UN's security people who were still on high alert yesterday afternoon (see pic).
Posted by aheavens at March 16, 2006 4:45 PM