The Health Department is so worried that the Asian bird flu will hit New York that officials meet every two weeks to figure out a strategy on how to save the city. Basically, the fear is that the avian flu is "one crucial mutation away from turning into a monster malady," hyperbole courtesy the Daily News, and the dilemma is whether or not to stockpile the city with Tamiflu, the "only known treatment against bird flu." Well, if the city isn't going to stockpile the city full of Tamiflu, Gothamist will be contriving reasons why our doctors will have to prescribe it to us, since we visit the doctor for our severe hypochondria. And we're going to buy stock in Roche.

Photo of duck about to be killed from Reuter, via The Age