Sunday, July 20, 2008

July 19 Flu Update

ProMed on the suspected death in Indonesia.

Minalin, Philippines says it is ready for the bird flu season.

2 Comments:

At 7:25 PM, Blogger Wulfgang said...

Orange;

At first glance, I thought the Minalin Philippine article was going to be another government spin job, but actually, the article is quite descriptive and impressive in the measures the government has take to ensure that its poultry industry remains intact and safe from bird flu.

Looks like there is big difference between the Philippines and Indonesia: one government takes the threat seriously and their veterinary and health department leadership is fully engaged and responsible, the other government health leader panders in politics and religious pursuits, and seems to spend an inordinate effort attempting to capitalize financially on the virus.

The Philippine government emphasizes safe poultry practices and health procedures to preserve their source of protein and economic base, whereas Indonesia attempts to blackmail the western pharmaceutical industry, while simultaneously denying the extent of actual human and animal H5N1 infections there.

There’s a big noticeable difference in these two countries and how they are handling the avian influenza threat.

Wulfgang

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Wulfgang said...

Orange;

At first glance, I thought the Minalin Philippine article was going to be another government spin job, but actually, the article is quite descriptive and impressive in the measures the government has take to ensure that its poultry industry remains intact and safe from bird flu.

Looks like there is big difference between the Philippines and Indonesia: one government takes the threat seriously and their veterinary and health department leadership is fully engaged and responsible, the other government health leader panders in politics and religious pursuits, and seems to spend an inordinate effort attempting to capitalize financially on the virus.

The Philippine government emphasizes safe poultry practices and health procedures to preserve their source of protein and economic base, whereas Indonesia attempts to blackmail the western pharmaceutical industry, while simultaneously denying the extent of actual human and animal H5N1 infections there.

There’s a big noticeable difference in these two countries and how they are handling the avian influenza threat.

Wulfgang

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home