March 16 Flu UpdateHere at The Coming Influenza Pandemic?, we pride ourselves on equal time. So, Bill has commented with this article that says that the flu is being overblown by health bureaucrats trying to inflate their budgets. Read and decide for yourself...
And, for the record, note the "?" in the title of this blog.
The LA Times on leading health experts who say the flu is badly understated.
This article is about what a nightmare flu would be in N. Korea, echoing thoughts many of us probably had when the news broke. Another example of how the flu virus is as good a sociological marker as we have.
Bird Flu --not culling--kills 25,000 birds in Indonesia.
Recombinomics says the WHO should be warning families about the family clusters being found.
Recombinomics on more false negatives...the more we learn the less we know.
Recombinomics on the sick birds in Indonesia, pointing out that there is also dengue fever there, and flu testing is indeed even with atypical symptoms.
ProMed has the chicken story.
ProMed has Dr. Frankel of the VA in Virginia calling for debate on treating a symptomatic flu patients with an antiviral. Read on...
Effect measure with Part II of a commentary on tamiflu...
And finally, the exciting conclusion from Effect measure, Part III.