Tagged: Flu

Suppressing superflu recipe: nanny state or drawing a sensible line in the sand? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 29, 2011

Reading New Scientist gives me my weekly reality check regarding how little I know about anything. This week I found out about a committee in the USA called the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity which is charged with providing advise and guidance on the potential of research to be misused to pose a biological threat to public health … Read More

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion: sounding alarm for the next pandemic? - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 26, 2011

By Jesse Toe, doctoral student at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Victoria, Australia. One touch and you’re infected. By the next day your muscles ache, you have a fever and the beginnings of a headache. You don’t know it yet, but you only have a one in three chance of survival and you’ve already infected three other people. Two … Read More

Christchurch Radio Personality casts doubt on Flu Vaccine - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 06, 2011

Health officials in Christchurch have extended free flu vaccinations to include people under 18 in the wake of the February earthquake. With the colder weather moving in and many students now living and learning in more crowded environments this seems like an exceptionally good idea – the last thing Christchurch needs is a severe flu epidemic to deal with. So … Read More

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