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November 08, 2005

WSJ on the Hunan cases

The Wall Street Journal is making its entire online content free this week, so you might as well read its account of the Hunan cases: China Seeks WHO Aid On Bird-Flu Tests. The story also mentions cases in Indonesia and Japan.

The striking aspect of the Hunan story (which is being covered all over the world) is the reversal of the Chinese government's position. It almost feels like the result of a backstage power struggle, with victory going to a faction supporting transparency on the H5N1 issue. If so, we may hear much more from China in the next few weeks. Even if it's not good news, it will be welcome.

You can also review all the recent WSJ flu coverage here.

Posted by dymaxion at November 8, 2005 10:39 AM

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