Tagged: H1N1

Infectious diseases in New Zealand - Guest Work

InfectedNZ Nov 21, 2016

By Associate Professor Lance Jennings, as part of the #InfectedNZ online campaign to raise awareness about infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. In the context of World Antibiotic Awareness week (November 14-20) and efforts to raise the awareness of infectious diseases in New Zealand, it is useful to include a discussion on viruses.  Although few treatments and vaccines … Read More

Spam Journalism #81 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 02, 2010

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article I was amused to see this article is the Herald yesterday. Talk about trying to rehash old news… Two more deaths but swine flu cases fall Twenty deaths this year have been swine flu-related but health authorities say the [...] Related posts: … Read More

WHO hits back at conflict of interest claims - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 08, 2010

This just came through from the World Health Organisation, which is clearly smarting after concerns were raised by the British Medical Journal about key pandemic advisors to the WHO having links to pharmaceutical companies that weren’t publicly disclosed. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LETTER TO BMJ EDITORS Below you will find a copy of the letter Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General … Read More

Sunday reading links: More on Ida, YouTube captions (again), newspaper horders, books on the iPad, swine flu - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 07, 2010

Sunday reading picks from the science blogosphere and in the media. (This may be lazy of me, but it’ll keep you busy!) ’Paul Revere’–not a real name–at Effect Measure has presented a graph from CDC data showing childhood deaths to H1N1 (aka ’swine flu’) over the past … Read More

Needle Point - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 25, 2009

Obama has declared the Swine Flu epidemic in the US a national emergency. Swine Flu has been a public health emergency since April of this year, but making it a national emergency provides people like Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quite sweeping powers to bypass most federal rules. I am a little curious as [...] … Read More