November 12 Flu UpdateYesterday, we ran a story on the projection of a pandemic having severe health effects, but not a huge effect on the economies of large nation's. We had some comments on it, and now Effect Measure weighs in...saying we shouldn't base policy on something this uncertain.
The Philippines has Tamiflu which will expire this month, so they are donating it to Indonesia and Cambodia.
We blogged this before, but it is worth another look. From Nature, a call for research during seasonal flu to find out how basic interventions like hygiene might effect flu transmission.
This is something others have done as well....the Macon County Department of Health is going to vaccinate large numbers of people (for seasonal flu) in one place and time, to see how it goes.