March 9 Flu Update--yesterday's news reverberatesFalse positives, asymptomatic patients. Is this a slow drift (or shift) toward pandemic.
But we'll start with ProMed, which carries stories on the asymptomatic cases. But the interesting story is the first one, with a WHO official saying the current virus has mutated little since last year, and this year's vaccine recommendation still holds.
CanWest writes on similarities to the 1918 flu.
Norway stockpiling antivirals... This appears to the government's action of (last?) resort.
Hong Kong does the same...
United Nations hurriedly gathering data on yesterday's four cases
Chicago Tribune provides rare US mass media coverage of yesterday's events
From the Nero Bureau--Thailand says that bird flu under control...
...and Vietnam says two more provinces bird flu free
If this is what you're into, a publisher has natural antiviral herbs/vitamins list
Recombinomics on what is obvious now. The bird flu has spread much farther than anyone thought, and is complex and varied in its presentation.
Recombinomics on a new cluster in Vietnam.
Effect Measure with an excellent essay on the wishful thinking and avoidance going on right now. We are not 'connecting the dots'