October 17 Flu UpdateCIDRAP on a report from the Trust for America's Health that says pandemic plans in US are not sufficient to protect children.
The groups recommend that the federal government vastly increase its stockpile of antiviral medication for children, do more testing of pandemic vaccines for children, and increase efforts to understand and deal with the effects of school closings in a country where half of workers can't use sick leave to take time to care for sick children, among other steps.
CIDRAP reports: WHO releases its plan for patenting flu virus sequences, in response to protests from Indonesia.
Speaking in the UK, the US Special Rep. (State Dept.) for Avian Flu gave a speech. Transcript here.
Dr. Michael Greger, a flu expert and reader of this blog, will speak in Boston.
In a flu double bill, Washington State is hosting Alfred Crosby and Gina Kolata.
Revere has part 2 (of 2) of his report on Flu Biology: receptors.
A health expert in Erie, PA, educates the local community on bird flu.
A health expert gave a similar speech in Utah.
US boosts funds for Africa in flu program.