June 21 Flu UpdateExpert says complacency is the enemy.
"Countries have been on crisis alert for some years and unfortunately the threat is not going away. H5N1 is popping up all over the world, even more frequently than it did two years ago," he said when met at the Institute for Medical Research.
CDC head Julie Gerberding has the same message....
"People have very short attention spans and when something is in the news for a while, it becomes old news and then it's no news," she said at a conference Saturday. "We have to be very strategic to make sure that the leaders and governments fill in for the tendency toward complacency."
The French are said to be continuing to be vigilant on the bird flu.
Bird flu planning also continues in Nigeria.
Thailand has canceled a deal to work with China to build a vaccine plant. WHO says it will step in and help.
Revere has a post about Indonesia's announced plan to....well...lie about what is going on there, and wonders why you would vacation there.