June 26 Flu UpdateThe Economist brings its usual high quality and incisive reporting to the subject of bird flu in Southern China, saying that the actions of the government suggest that they know more than they let on. Must read. (My note: when are the Olympics again?)
Another must read from Promed. First, strong tactics are being used to get poultry farmers in Hong Kong to accept a compensation deal, and poultry farmers in Pakistan are made that a less virulent strain of bird flu was called H5N1 by the government.
This is all over the news. Roche has introduced plans to get businesses to stock on Tamiflu, and they have the blessing of the US government.
Hong Kong says live birds cannot be kept in poultry markets overnight.
Laurel MD has been doing pandemic testing.
Same exercise is going on in Wyoming.