The most "submarine-like" news of the start of 2006 is bird flu (H5N1)
No-one is talking about it.
Italians that have bought tens of thousands of doses of tamiflu will start to think that the feared effects of bird flu (millions of dead in the world) are in reality a brilliant marketing idea of the pharmaceutical companies.
Tamiflu can no longer be found anywhere (sold out) and neither do you find news of the epidemic.
Is this just chance?
I can’t help you with news about tamiflu, but I can give you information about the spread of bird flu.
The most recent death suspected to be from H5N1 happened in Indonesia on Monday 2 January at Jakarta’s Sulianti Saroso hospital.
The person struck down by the illness was often in contact with farmed chickens and is the twelfth person to die of H5N1 in Indonesia.
The death count at this point is 75 deaths from H5N1 since December 2003, all in Asia:
As of today, the danger of a pandemic from bird migration is considered to be marginal. The flu is spread by aeroplanes and by contaminated chickens.
This information can be found on a website that supplies up to date information about H5N1 every day: www.promedmail.org, use it to find out more and sign up to its daily newsletter.
And, if the news that you get is important, send an email to the newspapers, just like that, just to keep them informed, and send a copy also to Storace.
Posted by Beppe Grillo at 01:38 AM in Health/Medicine
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