So I really wanted to go out and buy some N95 and N99 avian flu surgical face masks so that I could start working on my pet project of providing fashionable and funky face masks for people to wear. It turns out we are quite unprepared. No chemist shops actually had any stock of these surgical masks. I was told that i can only obtain these from hospitals which worries me a little bit about the situation. Since India is not that badly hit it is still alright for now that these chemist shops do not have these masks but i sincerely hope that the situation doesnt worsen and chemist shops are of no help to us when we need them the most. Clearly the entire population is not expected to turn up at hospital doors to get their set of surgical masks.