April 20 Flu UpdateChina now says it will send samples to WHO from last year.
CIDRAP with a must read. The Private Sector steps in where government falls short. It profiles two companies that have programs to provide Tamiflu to its employees and families. Roche says 35o corporations have bought stockpiles.
UK farmers say that they have lost 25M pounds because the UK cannot be certified bird flu free.
Dr. Michael Greger spoke in Grand Rapids, MI. Greger has commented on this site in the past, and wrote a book that points the finger of blame for pandemic flu--and other health problems--to the poultry industry. Here, he tells the audience that a pandemic is inevitable.
CIDRAP also has a story on WHO treatment recs from yesterday, including the recommendation against steroid use.
Revere blogs this story, as well, noting that common standards for collection of clinical data would be just as important as common treatment standards.
ProMed has some facts on the great Turkey controversy in the UK.
Vietnam continues to research the bird flu vaccine.
The Kitchener ON pandemic plan is 283 pages long.
A pandemic drill was held in Houston.
Speech on small business continuity during a pandemic is delivered in LA.
Laos reports that people in rural areas are learning about bird flu.
A vet in Australia reminds the public that lack of media coverage does not mean the pandemic has gone away.