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    Well?? This is really great news.

    People all over the world are stockpiling Tamiflu, to have on hand for the, what they believe to be, impending bird-flu pandemic.

    Latest statistics for 8 bird-flu patients, treated by Tami-flu. 4 lived, 4 died, the same statistics, for those untreated with Tami-flu; a 50% mortality rate.

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    My grandkids' pediatrician believes that bird flu will be here in the U.S. either next year or the next. I assumed that he meant mutated into humans but I need to ask him next time I am at the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki
    My grandkids' pediatrician believes that bird flu will be here in the U.S. either next year or the next. I assumed that he meant mutated into humans but I need to ask him next time I am at the office.
    I think the bird migration loop, and the time frame, mean that the next time birds migrate South from Alaska, and Canada, the bird flu should be here, and there is a very good chance it may have mutated by then, and come into the country from any direction..

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    This bird flu has been around for 40, 50 years and has not mutated in a form for human to human contact.

    So anyone who is saying: It will be here next year, is trying to answer the queston that all of the Scientist in the world cannot.

    If it has not mutated in the last 40 years, I fail to see the logic that it will mutate in the next year or two.

    I am sorry to say: But Tamilflu is not going to make a significant difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    People all over the world are stockpiling Tamiflu, to have on hand for the, what they believe to be, impending bird-flu pandemic.

    Latest statistics for 8 bird-flu patients, treated by Tami-flu. 4 lived, 4 died, the same statistics, for those untreated with Tami-flu; a 50% mortality rate.
    To add to the mess,there is a lot of bogus tamiflu being sold as well.

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    I read somewhere that they think it may be becoming resistant to Tamiflu. I will try to find the link.
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    heres a link: Tamiflu resistant bird flu kills 2 in Vietnam:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...TL&type=health
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    For those that want to know...I read that Donald Rumsfeld used to be chair of the board of Gilead Sciences (the inventor of Tamiflu)...it is reported that he may be one of the largest, if not the largest owner of stock options in this drug....isn't that an interesting little tidbit....hmmm??

    http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/31/news...tune_rumsfeld/

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    Quote Originally Posted by joanofarc
    For those that want to know...I read that Donald Rumsfeld used to be chair of the board of Gilead Sciences (the inventor of Tamiflu)...it is reported that he may be one of the largest, if not the largest owner of stock options in this drug....isn't that an interesting little tidbit....hmmm??

    http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/31/news...tune_rumsfeld/
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    There is another anti-viral, Rilenza, that might be more effective, but it can't be stored as long as it is a spray.

    Also, Tamiflu hasn't helped against the bird to human strain, but is it possible a weaker human to human strain would be more susceptible to Tamiflu? I really don't know.




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