Tuesday, May 22

Bird Flu Vaccine 2.0

The WHO has reached an agreement with countries to share samples regarding the H5N1 virus. Seems obvious enough, no? Not all countries were sharing this information prior to this agreement. Why? Because what is happening in Africa with AIDS? Or is it to hide their ineptness in stopping the spread?

(BBC) Indonesia - one of the countries most affected by the avian influenza outbreak - only recently began sharing its latest strain samples again, having blocked them since December.

It had argued that the pharmaceutical companies would use the samples to produce a commercial vaccine that was beyond the country's economic reach.
Whatever the reason, it seems ridiculous that they would possibly allow a pandemic to happen.