March 15 Flu UpdateAn Australian professor speaking at Harvard has strong words for Indonesia's bird flu efforts.
"There's a level of rhetoric and a level of reality and an increasing gap between rhetoric and reality," said James Fox, visiting professor of Australian studies in Harvard's Anthropology Department.
The Chief Vet at the UN says detection has improved, but Indonesia, Egypt and Nigeria still lack sufficient bird flu controls.
A British expert says Taiwan is prepared to fight the bird flu.
Scientists are using strontium to monitor bird flu movements.
2,000 ducks will be served in the Philippines, despite bird flu fears ("it we change our lives, the virus wins")
CIDRAP on yesterday's USDA announcement on food safety.
Revere also blogs this. Revere, as always, is afraid the public won't be told the truth because it will "scare" them.
ProMed on the latest case in Egypt. The young girl is receiving Tamiflu.
Here's an article from the US State Department's online publication Lifesaving Vaccines. It is about health authorities working together on a vaccine.
Newton County, Arkansas, is just getting started on its bird flu plans.
Similar work is ongoing in Santa Barbara County, CA.
McDuffie County, Georgia, "shined" in its pandemic drill.
The Economist applies some long-held principles of, well, Economics, to the question of vaccines.