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Haymakers in the Dark
dengue!
barthanderson
Industrial pork feedlots are to blame for the swine flu outbreak? Really?? Come on, people...

Reality check
crazed
barthanderson
Still no deaths outside Mexico.

Very limited communication of the disease, too, especially if this virus really is spreading human-to-human as originally reported.

Rep. Massa (D-NY) Calls for Closing Mexican Border
Gawd
barthanderson
Idiot racist.

Meanwhile, my administration is closing and arming the border around Queens.


We all have our priorities
dengue!
barthanderson
Via revere at Effect Measure. Discussing why international health responses were slow to identify H1N1 and respond to what was happening in Mexico:

"There is another relevant fact that should be mentioned. CDC is an agency on organizational hold, with an Acting Director. As public health professionals they are doing a heroic job, but they depend on DHHS, of which they are a part, for building government-to-government relationships. Those relationships suffered badly during the Bush years, with the result that Mexico had a better and more comfortable connection with Canada than the US [and, so, sent samples to Winnipeg instead of directly to the CDC. ~b.]. So why hasn't the Obama administration righted the problem? Because, among other things, there is still no Secretary of DHHS. Obama's nominee, the highly capable administrator Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, has had her confirmation held up by Republican ideologues
playing abortion politics."




Canada confirms first four cases of H1N1
dengue!
barthanderson
Tests were conducted in Winnipeg, at their CDC.

And apparently there's one confirmed case in Ohio. I missed that. The US is up to 20 confirmed cases.


Put your thinking caps on, people
crazed
barthanderson
This is a pretty good post about dealing with any and all internet hysteria, let alone swine flu rumors.

H1N1 Links
dengue!
barthanderson
103 dead in Mexico.

First hand accounts from
Mexic
o.

And there may be something to the hog farm connection to swine flu after all
.

And I'm out. Night, all.