Monday, January 09, 2006
WHO Says Turkey Lab Results Good
I don't think the virus has mutated. I think this shows how few of the human cases have been detected. Turkey has better medical care, better testing facilities and more of a committment. Still, the criteria that they are using to figure out which cases to test would exclude mild human to human transmissions. I don't believe H5N1 is transmitting human to human, but we really would be doing nothing different than Turkey and we would miss the first human cases as well.
It's just a sobering look at the limits of our medical system in practice and a practical rebuke to the theoretical mathematical computer-simulated plans for a "Tamiflu blanket" to shut down the first human cases. No way.
United States mining fatalities in the last four years of the Clinton administration and the first four years of Bush's administration.
year 2004 - 54 fatalities
2003 - 56
2002 - 67
2001 - 72
2000 - 85
1999 - 90
1998 - 87
1997 - 91
Liberals are trying to blame the Bush administration for the deaths of the 12 coal miners in West Virginia because they say Pres. Bush relax safety regulations but look at the numbers. Despite the fact that coal production is up in the mining industry now over 4 years ago (result of the boom in the energy sector) less people are dying.
I guess less regulation equal less deaths in mines.
You just can't fool Mother Nature, no matter how hard you try.
There are too many variables available to this strain of flu. We can't manage them all.
I agree. You put it in a nutshell. Nature is not controllable, and the only rational thing to do is acknowledge that.
One thing is sure - mining is a very hazardous occupation! Although not, I believe, as dangerous as being a convenience store clerk.
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