We’ve been blogging about flu for over four years. It’s not a rare topic these days. But when we started we only found two other bloggers with an interest in the subject. One was the late (and much missed) Melanie Mattson at Just a Bump in the Beltway blog. The other was DailyKos frontpager DemFromCT. Dem is still on the front page at dKos and still on top of flu. He is one of the blogosphere’s pre-eminent flu experts, being not only an accomplished blogger but a medical professional whose specialty is pulmonology. He sees flu up close, in the lungs of his patients. So whenever Dem writes about flu, it’s at the top of our read list. Today he summarizes the flu season just getting underway in a post complete with graphs, useful links and solid information. He promises Part II next week, discussing what we need to do with an important part of our public health infrastructure, the laboratory system that is the main source of the information he discusses in this installment.
Excellent post and important topic. The link again for Flu and You, Part I.