April 26 Flu UpdateThe Thai Government says it is allocating 9B Bhat to fight bird flu. That's $257M. Note this phrase, emphasis added.
The Thai government has stepped up its preventive measures against the outbreak of Avian influenza -- bird flu -- in response to concerns that an outbreak is likely to take place later this year,
China says that it needs funds (??) and help to fight the bird flu.
"Just because an avian influenza pandemic hasn't happened yet, or because there is lower media coverage at times about pandemic flu, does not mean the very real threat has gone away," said World Health Organisation epidemiologist Nima Asgari.
World Bank funding for China to fight bird flu.
Roche now has more production capacity for Tamiflu than it does demand. So, they are going to cut back a little.
CIDRAP also has the Tamiflu story. Note research priorities for Roche.
CIDRAP also has the story from yesterday--an H5N1 vaccine stockpile might be possible.
Revere covers the news of the vaccine stockpile....chalking it up to a "poverty of imagination."
US State Department covers this story, too.
Is Edmonton planning to use Coldfx to quell a pandemic?
Taiwan continues to work on its flu vaccine.
Here's a new one....in China, a DVD piracy outfit was housed in a factory claiming to be doing bird flu research.