Friday, June 23, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Indonesia still a hot spot

Indonesia needs help if they will have any chance of controling the flu from spreading among birds.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060621/ap_on_he_me/indonesia_bird_flu

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Emergency Rooms

A little investment in this problem would do us more good than war.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=2075299

Some vaccine progress

Hope this does help humans, but at least the ferrets are safe now and it is good news to see labs working on the possibilities:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=2076284

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

More quotes from Mike Levitt

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2045194&page=1

"We could have four to five hurricanes during a pandemic, a bio-terror incident, natural disasters — all during a pandemic. We need to preserve our capacity to respond" by keeping the military and other first-responders healthy and able to work, Leavitt said.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Maybe by the time we hit the vaccine..no needles

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=2027845

Saturday, June 03, 2006

WHO announces a plan for action

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2020205

Seems unrealistic to me, but at least folks are thinking and planning. The real enemy is how fast they expect the flu to move. And then there is the question of what real good Tamiflu will do anyway.

Bird Flu warning service

http://www.mobilemagazine.com/content/100/340/C8111/

I guess the writer of this blurb thinks this is exploitation, but for what it is worth, here is a cell phone offer for emergency alerts.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tamiflu Concerns

http://us.f372.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter?MsgId=1343_1300192_13306_1481_6835_0_22796_19472_2052142320&Idx=0&YY=66783&inc=25&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=&head=&box=Inbox
While this is certainly a politically slanted article, it is worth some thought.
My own feeling is that this is not all conspiracy, but that Tamiflu is the only thing now that anyone guesses might shorten the length of the flu and save some lives. It is not just used in this country, but is being stockpiled in many of the others and used right now to treat the latest victims in Indonesia. In fact, most people are worried we will have too little.
Still, things are intertwined in ways that make you wonder.
(Thanks again to Ann for this one)

I still think that staying home and hunkering down while we wait for a vaccine is the best defense if this thing mutates.

Click here for more discussion of Tamiflu

And here
And here

This indicates how much it is in demand.