I’ve been watching the news about the Bird Flu. I am worried that it might be worse than all the recent disasters put together! We would not be any more able to defend ourselves against it now than earlier this century. The drug company say they do not want to develop new or make vaccines because of money. Vaccines are not 100% effective and the drug Co’s don’t want to be sued! They take in far more than they would ever have to pay out, x10 maybe. They have never had a year without a huge profits from "bad" drugs like Vioxx & Baxtra to name a few that cause damage / harm. Many of these side effect will never be know. The big drug companies spend unbelievable amounts of money on TV ads suggesting that the patients "ask" the doctor if it right for them. If it was their doctors would have them on it already if they were. Drug Co’s should not be allowed to advertise for RX only drugs! Over the counter drugs, thats different the patient is allowed to choose any they want o.c.t. Drug Co’s should be forced to research this more. They will make money no matter what happens. It is only a matter of how much THEY will make & liability for side effects.
I was curious to know more about how they make the flu vaccine from chicken eggs. The Bird Flu Virus comes from and kill birds. Chickens are birds and we use there eggs to make vaccines. What happens if all the birds die and we have no more eggs to make the flu vaccines? What if the West Nile (bird) Virus and this Bird Virus get together? I think I think too much.
I was trying to write about anything to break the boredom truly has been on my mind. If any one has more info on, or just to give their thoughts on this topic, please leave it in a comment, thanks:)…tom g