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We have a lot to cover today, but first things first: the Big Question. If you’ll cast your memory way back (thanks, Van) you’ll remember that a good question to ask altmed followers is the one of abandonment: what would it take for them to abandon a modality? Well, the answers are in, and the…

I tuned into a CDC conference call this afternoon. It was interesting. As is often the case with emerging diseases, what we don’t know vastly outweighs what we do. For the best public health information in the blogosphere, and the best flu updates, go to Effect Measure. The CDC emphasized that it’s quite early and…

Influenza—virus, not magic

With all the news abuzz about swine flu, it’s important to remember a few things. Influenza can be very, very dangerous, but it’s still just a virus, and one that we know quite well. There have been a number of flu pandemics in the last century, the most famous (and most deadly) being the “Spanish…

Swine flu—don’t panic

So far, it looks like the US Gov’t is on top of this one. If you’re interested in following along with the story, I strongly suggest following the Effect Measure blog. The writers know their stuff, and so far, government websites aren’t all that much health. Some basics: As you remember, the flu virus changes…