Friday, May 27, 2005

May 26 Flu Update

More follow up on the Chinese flu situation. Nothing is clear, and this may all be nothing, but, as you will below, there are clear calls for the Chinese to come forth with information that settles the question. If these are true, it is the biggest known outbreak to date.

Recombinomics has been all over this story, here citing local info that a news blackout is being enforced in China.

Recombinomics on the China situation signalling Phase 6--infections are out of control.

Recombinomics calls for the Chinese to release retails, not carefully worded denials.

Recombinomics looks at the 60% fatality rate (is it possible?) in Qinghai.

Recombinomics demands answers.

Effect Measure cites New Scientist and discusses China's record of open reporting and the self-defeating nature of lying.

Late last night, Effect Measure noted this update. Comment #3 in this link is a translation of the original, unverified report, with some skepticism. Remember, we are relying on unverified, essentially indigenous and possibly anonymous sources for this news, which ALSO happens to coincide nicely with the dead geese. Confirmation is needed.

China again denies human flu in their country.

ProMed on the Chinese denial, lack of real information.

Articles says experts say time is running out.

From Reuters, US still unprepared for bird flu.

A modest proposal...New Zealand Columnist calls for Minister of Agriculture Shock Troops

National Geographic on the world's lack of preperation.

The Globe and Mail on the need for vaccine production.


At 5:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so here we are, several months into phase 6, and it just doesn't seem like I expected a deadly flu pandemic to be.

Hmm. couldn't be that Niman was wrong - yet again - could it?

Henry Niman: prophet of doom for the Internet,com_simpleboard/Itemid,155/func,view/id,64/catid,7/


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