The Great Debate UK
- Bernard Murphy is investigations editor at Clinica World Medical Technology News. The opinions expressed are his own -
Bernard Murphy has been following the spread of avian and swine flu across the globe and is an expert in medical diagnostics and regulation. He explains how the threat of bird flu is still present and discusses the latest developments in diagnosing and combating the viruses and the threat they pose to the global economy.
from The Great Debate (India):
With the number of swine flu fatalities in India touching double figures on Tuesday, panic is slowly setting in.
Schools, malls and cinema halls in Pune are already shut and nearly a thousand people across India have tested positive for the virus.
from The Great Debate:
If you look no further than the latest headlines, you might think a worldwide flu pandemic was already underway with a very real threat to millions of lives.
While there are many unanswered questions early on in the outbreak of flu from Mexico, it is crucial to remember that the number of deaths and reported infections remain small -- even if its spread across the globe has proved worryingly rapid.
from For the Record:
There’s nothing like a disease outbreak to highlight the value of the media in alerting and informing the public in the face of an emergency.