Test everyone for CJD, says Nobel winner Jonathan Leake, Science Editor A NOBEL prize-winning scientist says the entire British population should be tested for variant CJD, the human form of mad cow disease, amid fears that the number of cases may be greater than previously feared.

The only validated tests, according to the paper, require brain or spinal tissue, which are only available after death.

Well that's bloody cheery news................does the government import these Professor Stans news items to spread alarm and despondency deliberately, or is it just our own desire to self destruct and fuel despair ?

The professor said cows and sheep should be tested because they were being slaughtered before they showed the clinical symptoms of BSE............... here we go again.......sheep with BSE !!!!

I love my meat any which way..............mince, beefburger, sausage, haggis..........so I'd better say bye-bye now, for I must be a good candidate for this CJD disease that "kills" so many ! Maybe we should just concentrate on beating breast cancer that kills 16,000 a year and not get too paranoid about a speck of dew in the ocean of mortality.

Sunday lunch..........Welsh beef....roast tatties and all the trimmings.......fancy coming along Professor Prusiner ? Too busy trying to avoid being killed on our roads over here.......3,409 in the year 2000.

all Britons should be tested for variant CJD........... don't ruin your reputation Prof ! We can't even organise a get-together in a brewery, nor pay 16% to a few fireman.....how in hell's name are you going to line up 60 million people in the A&E Departments of the few hospitals we have......and who in the name of heaven is qualified to "test" all these samples ? Don't even mention the guys who mixed up cows brains with sheep ! Fiddle while Rome burns.

Enjoy Sunday lunch everyone, and don't do anything really risky !!

Bryn