The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Keep your fingers crossed
We had better hope that a flu pandemic doesn’t strike anytime soon because the head of the CDC says it will be four to five years before we are adequately prepared to deal with one. I think even that is being overly optimistic. Maybe there will be progress in developing vaccines, but the antivirals we have now are largely ineffective, so either we’d better get some new antivirals, or hope we don’t get hit.

Good for Roche
More than sixty governments have placed orders for Tamiflu, enough to cover billions of people worldwide. That’s good for the drug company Roche and its investors. Will that be good for the people taking the drug? A lot of what I read says that is uncertain at best. And there may even be unwanted side effects.

Fifteen young men in Romania are sick, but the diagnosis is not bird flu.

Stay home
This opinion piece says that if a flu pandemic strikes, you can stay home from work to prevent its spread, that is, if don’t stand to lose your job. Of course, I’d rather lose my job than lose my life.

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