More about the swine flu pandemic: about Cassandras

Summary:  Last in a series of posts about the swine flu hysteria (links to other chapters appear at the end).  This is an apt time to look at another would-be Cassandra, as the World Health Organization has noted "Signs That Swine Flu Has Peaked" (New York Times, 21 November 2009). Other posts about the swine … Continue reading More about the swine flu pandemic: about Cassandras

Who to blame for the delay in producing the swine flu vaccine?

Complex technology, large-scale programs run on tight deadlines, making products with almost no margin for error.  Result:   big potential for delays.   As usual, coach-potatoes across the United States complain, and the blame game has already started.  It's America's favorite pastime (much more fun than fixing our problems).  Other posts about the swine flue epidemic: (1)  What about … Continue reading Who to blame for the delay in producing the swine flu vaccine?

Is the Swine Flu pandemic being used to an excuse to expand government powers – UK edition?

Part 3 of this series - disturbing evidence from the UK.  The previous chapters were: (1)  What about all the hype, the extreme warnings, about swine flu?, 3 September 2009 (2)  Update: about the swine flu epidemic, 9 October 2009 (4)  Who to blame for the delay in producing the swine flu vaccine?, 4 November 2009 (5)  More about … Continue reading Is the Swine Flu pandemic being used to an excuse to expand government powers – UK edition?

Update: about the swine flu epidemic

Part 2 in a series about the swine flu pandemic, and the evidence that governments have used this as an excuse to claim wide and disturbing new powers.  Other chapters: (1)  What about all the hype, the extreme warnings, about swine flu?, 3 September 2009. (3)  Is the Swine Flu pandemic being used to an excuse … Continue reading Update: about the swine flu epidemic

What about all the hype, the extreme warnings, about swine flu?

We're bombarded with warnings about the next wave of the swine flu epidemic. I don't know what this all means. Any thoughts are welcome!  Other chapters in this series: (2)  Update: about the swine flu epidemic, 9 October 2009 (3)  Is the Swine Flu pandemic being used to an excuse to expand government powers (UK edition)?, … Continue reading What about all the hype, the extreme warnings, about swine flu?