Ayayay yayay, lord we love a good drama..
And the avian flu runaway train drama is front page material these days...
I am no stranger to sayings like 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'...'Better Safe than sorry'..'Failing to plan is planning to fail'... but people have gone super crazy over the bird flu all of the sudden...which, as scary as it will be if it turns into a pandemic, has been around for a few years now and no one gave a damn.. taw il nass!
Several glitches in the current rush to protect ourselves:
Flu drug sales soar; specialists fear overuse Boston Globe
"Alarmed infectious disease specialists said excessive use of Tamiflu and other antiviral drugs could lead to the emergence of flu strains that do not respond to antivirals, making both avian and regular flu strains even more of a health threat. They also said they have seen evidence that patients and doctors are stockpiling the drug on their own, which could create a shortage for people actually stricken with the flu, especially if there is a global epidemic...
Doctor Frederick Hayden says there's new data that indicates Tamiflu isn't completely effective in treating humans affected by the bird flu." CFRA Talk Radio
Suddenly, it's all bird flu all the time. Did the president's remarks spark this?