The Tao of Biotechnology

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Health Notes

With bird flu seemingly rather common now in Canada, it’s only a matter of time before we have cases reported in the United States. Oh, and you can ban all the imports you want to, but birds don’t need passports. Bird flu needs to be attacked at its source, and that is with the bird breeders and bird markets of Asia. There seems to be more of that happening in recent days. Only time will tell if it’s too little too late.

Here’s a scary little article. It enumerates some potentially serious problems with China’s plan to vaccinate billions of chickens against H5N1. You know China has also spoken of a plan to Genetically Engineer all its chickens to be immune to H5N1. I think there would be a lot of potentially serious problems with that too.

The Center for Disease Control is recommending that quarantine procedures for foreign travelers be updated, including providing US officials with more access to passenger lists. This seems to have the potential for controversy. With more and more threats in the world, we seem to be giving up more of our freedom and privacy. Is that a good thing?

Some blogs I read today
Two blogs I read on a regular basis are Simply Left Behind and Miss Cellania. And as usual check out the informational links at right.


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