Speculation on the severity of the situation continued over the weekend. Promedmail offered an update, and Recombinomics was very active in covering a number of emerging stories. There are unconfirmed reports that eight of the nine people reporting on the H5N1 outbreak in Qinghai have been arrested. There is also more on the set of pictures of sick waterfowl released on May 27. Recombinomics reports that some 8,000 waterfowl may have died in the Gancha County, Quinghai Province. Waterfowl are usually unaffected by the H5N1 virus, so such large numbers would be unprecedented.