Tag - avian flu

Man-made epidemics

Re avian flu in WDDTY vol 16 no 9, there have been several epidemics and medical scares in my lifetime, and it would seem that most of these are man-made. When you think of the deplorable state that chickens and other animals are kept in, is it...

Viewpoint:Vital bogeymen

The most fearsome bogeyman of our troubled dreams is not a serial murderer or Al Qaeda operative. It is a microbe out of control. Nothing strikes more terror in the heart than the idea of an epidemic. Every confident assertion by the medical great...

Avian Flu:The drugs don’t work

The US and the nations in the European Union have recently pledged donations of US$1.9 billion to “prevent the development of human pandemic influenza”. However, researchers have found that the drugs in the front-line fight against avian flu, should...

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