Saturday, July 29, 2006

good news on vaccine

But keep the fine print in mind:

Because it is impossible to predict which influenza strain will spark the next pandemic, it is equally impossible to produce a vaccine that will be completely effective.

Friday, July 21, 2006

USA-No Plan Again

I don't know, it is not surprising to me that the government does not have a plan.
Why, isn't it enough to just put an extra can of tuna fish under the bed?

"The senators (and that includes our own Hilary ) said the department is relying too heavily on states and that many states don't have enough personnel to help coordinate."

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Overview of Fatalities

Good summary with details surrounding the deaths.

Indonesia still a virus breeding ground

Indonesia is still a good candidate for the mutation that will mean pandemic.
"Indonesia's caseload is increasing faster than any other country in the world — with all of its deaths occurring in the last year. The government says it cannot afford to routinely cull fowl in infected areas."

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

One man's passion to educate

This article both outlines the problems in awareness and highlights one fellows mission to raise awareness. I thought my blog was a way of knocking on doors in my "community" but I can count on one hand the people who have gained anything by reading this one. My last two comments were particularly disappointing as they were strangers trying to sell something on their blog and spamming this one.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Three different strains in Nigeria

Not good news. If this is spreading quickly and changing, it has even more opportunity to mutate into pandemic

Sunday, July 02, 2006

More bird flu cases coming

WHO predicts that there will be more virus activity in the colder months and that means more opportunity for mutation. I have sort of mellowed in my fears because so far there was just that one mutation that could not start pandemic. Also, I have prepared pretty much all I can prepare. But this raises my anxiety level a tad again.