Posts Tagged ‘swine flu’

Swine Flu: Just Waiting To Cripple Economies

As if there wasn’t enough to worry about, we now have Ernst & Young warning that Britain could end up in a long deflationary slide because of the swine flu. Do you get the feeling that we’re living through some sort of Old Testament era? From the Telegraph: The group [Ernst & Young] said a […]

H1N1: It’s Back

Just when you thought it was safe to take off that mask the World Health Organization steps in and labels the swine flu a pandemic. From the WSJ: The World Health Organization declared an H1N1 flu pandemic Thursday — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years — as infections in the United States, Europe, […]

The Last Thing You Need To Read About Swine Flu

So you don’t have to waste your time reading anything more about swine flu for at least the rest of the week, here is an excellent article from Slate. I like how he puts the number into perspective though the use of the term “kill rate” gives me the creeps. All this affects the apparent […]

You Make The Policy Response On Flu Emergency

Suppose you were in the government chain of command that has to deal with the swine flu threat. You have good intelligence from the CDC that this is a new strain of flu, that it’s transmitted from human to human and that it could be deadly but so far not enough data to confirm that. […]

Swine Flu Update

Here are links to a couple of good articles on the either imminent flu disaster or tempest in a teapot. Both are from links I published earlier and if you want to keep up with the developments are among the best sites I have found. Bottom line is that at this point no one knows […]

The Growing Threat From A New Flu Virus

If you’ve been preoccupied with stress tests, automobile company bankruptcies and government officials instructing bank CEO’s to ignore their fiduciary duties you can be excused for missing a threat against which all of our current travails will pale. Specifically, the emergence and apparent widespread infection of citizens of that country by a new form of […]