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Ex-CDC Director Makes Alarming Bird Flu Prediction

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Dr. Robert RedfieldFormer CDC Director Robert Redfield suggested that a bird flu pandemic among humans is inevitable ― and would be extremely lethal. (Watch the video below.)

Redfield, who headed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2018 to 2021 after being appointed by the Trump administration, gave an alarming interview to NewsNation on Friday after the World Health Organization announced the bird-flu-related death of a 59-year-old man in Mexico.

“I really do think it’s very likely that we will, at some time ― it’s not a question of if, it’s more of a question of when ― we will have a bird flu pandemic,” Redfield said.

A wide variety of mammals have been found harboring the virus — including cows, cats, ferrets and elephant seals. The odds are increasing of a scourge between humans that could kill 25 to 50 percent of those it infects, Redfield warned.

The overall case-fatality rate for COVID-19 before vaccines were available was 1.7%, according to CDC stats.


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