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pctek
16-05-2008, 11:24 AM
Remember the last media hysteria - bird flu? What happened to all those "life-saving" drugs?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4550073a11.html

Not to mention:
In statement in June 2006, the Government's drug buying agency Pharmac said while antibiotics did not offer protection against influenza viruses, it anticipated the supplies of antibiotics being used in cases of secondary bacterial infections.

nofam
16-05-2008, 11:35 AM
Bit like Y2K

Or paperless offices

Or politicians with integrity. . . . .:lol:

R2x1
16-05-2008, 12:33 PM
"Bird Flu"
It's what they do (Give or take a few assorted pedestrian varieties).

sarel
16-05-2008, 12:40 PM
Drugs still there.

Bird flu infections deaths are steadily increasing world-wide, and the infections are starting to appear in first world countries (Germany, UK). I don't think anybody should laugh this one off so easily.

sarel

Trev
16-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Yeah what would of happened if we were hit by the bird flu and didn't have these drugs.
:)

kenj
16-05-2008, 01:15 PM
The Spanish flu epedemic from 1918-1920 was of an avian strain. It killed between 20-200 million people.

If you are a Aucklander (Like I used to be 45yrs ago) have a look at the graves in Waikumite Cemetary

I think the gummint does some stupid things, on a very regular basis, but I think they had to prepare for this one.

Ken

pctek
16-05-2008, 01:18 PM
antibiotics did not offer protection against influenza viruses

sarel
16-05-2008, 02:10 PM
The antibiotics stored make up less than 20% of the drugs stored. The drugs stored are anti-viral, and then some antibiotics for those that get bacterial infections as a side issue.

Sometimes the gummint do good things too, got to give 'em credit where it's due. Of course, if we are struck by a Spanish Flu-like pandemic, none of the nay-sayers will want anything, will they - or will they be first in line?

sarel

Renmoo
16-05-2008, 08:33 PM
antibiotics did not offer protection against influenza viruses
The purpose of the antibiotics was to prevent any possible bacterial infection after being infected with bird flu virus.

mikebartnz
16-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Remember the last media hysteria - bird flu? What happened to all those "life-saving" drugs?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4550073a11.html

Not to mention:
In statement in June 2006, the Government's drug buying agency Pharmac said while antibiotics did not offer protection against influenza viruses, it anticipated the supplies of antibiotics being used in cases of secondary bacterial infections.
Ask Al Gore.:rolleyes:
As for the drugs. They would have been totaly useless if the virus had changed to human to human.

zqwerty
16-05-2008, 11:02 PM
http://www.recombinomics.com/whats_new.html