Saturday, May 28, 2005

May 28 Flu Update

ProMed says WHO has talked with Chinese officials, who said reports of human cases are unfounded. Luckily, the Chinese have always been straight forward in the past.

Scotsmen on the bird flu cover-up in China.

Vietnam is giving up on unilateral plans for bird flu vaccine

Slate looks at the bird flu from the perspective of the birds....

Recombinomics on the 1,000 dead birds in China.

Recombinomics says that flu should be on the interational "must report" list.

All Things Considered Reports on regulations to do just that.

Recombinomisc notes that ProMed is skeptical about the birds in China being killed by flu because of how "exceptional" it would be for a flu virus to be that pathogenic. Recombinomics isn't swayed...

Recombinomics joins the crowd questioning the Chinese claims of 100% efficacy of their vaccine.

Effect Measure covers the same topic.

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