Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, in response to declining interest in H1N1 immunization from risk group citizens, opened up the immunization pool to those who wanted it.
I’m out at the colonial era founded liberal arts college founded in 1782, Washington College, and decided to go ahead and get immunized. I meet tens of thousands a people each year and have begun to worry about the stuff I am picking up from just so many handshakes and encounters.
So, probably a good move — but I do hope that those in need and those at risk go out and get immunized.
Thanks to Governor O’Malley and Washington College for making this vaccine available.
More disturbingly, I learned yesterday from very reliable sources that some Chinese farming operations are giving tamiflu directly to their pigs — while not necessarily altering the disease-incubating conditions in which they are raised and farmed. This runs the risk of dangerous viruses evolving key tolerances to Tamiflu, and is really dangerous.
Note to Chinese government authorities: Send some serious top-down instructions to halt this practice.
— Steve Clemons