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September 12, 2005

H5N1Hootsbuddy's Place

If you don't know what that title means, you better start learning. This time I hyperlinked the title. Book mark it. Keep checking.
Avian flu is slowly but surely getting headlines. Last weeks catastrophe could be a wake-up call.
BusinessWeek.com offers an Online Extra: The "Horrific" Economics of Avian Flu. It's an interview with the authors of An Investor's Guide to Avian Flu,
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health has published a report that concludes "Healthcare workers in New York may be unable or unwilling to report to work during cerain catastrophes."...In a way, this isn't news. In 1918-19, a lot of doctors and nurses just disappeared. They were either scared for themselves, or desperately stressed by what they witnessed. A lot of New Orleans cops walked away from their jobs last week, and we can expect the same kind of response from people in the front lines of the pandemic.

Hello, Cassandra here! Here's the link.

Posted by dymaxion at September 12, 2005 02:35 PM

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