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Should this headline about the swine flu pandemic be really alarming or just a bit worrying?

Melissa SweetJun 27, 20121 Comment

A modelling study estimating the global mortality associated with the first 12 months of the 2009 swine flu pandemic has been

A legacy of swine flu: guidelines for public health officials & journalists dealing with epidemics

Melissa SweetJul 25, 20113 Comments

During the swine flu pandemic, journalists in the US became concerned about inconsistencies in how jurisdictions handled the release of information about H1N1 cases and deaths. Accor

An infectious diseases soup: whooping cough, swine flu and "Delhi belly"

Melissa SweetOct 18, 20104 Comments

Below is a soup of infectious diseases - a bit of whooping cough mixed in with swine flu and finished off with a dose of "Delhi belly"... Are parents getting good advice on w

Blaming the public for low swine flu vaccination rates is not fair, and not helpful

Melissa SweetSep 10, 20103 Comments

Dr Julie Leask, a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School at the Univers

Industry, experts and the pandemic scandal at WHO

Melissa SweetJun 7, 201011 Comments

Will the scandal about undeclared industry ties of experts who advised the World Health Organisation on pandemic influenza claim the scalp of the Director-General,

Breaking news: influenza vaccine remains suspended for young kids

Melissa SweetJun 1, 20102 Comments

This statement has just been issued by the Chief Commonwealth Medical Officer, Professor Jim Bishop. "After consideration of the results to date of a comprehensive i

The latest big, fat dose of FLU coverage

Melissa SweetMay 13, 20105 Comments

On April 30, Professor Jim Bishop, the Australian Government’s Chief Medical Officer, announced that the suspension of seasonal influenza vaccination for children aged five and under

What does Jim Bishop have to say about swine flu?

Melissa SweetFeb 3, 20108 Comments

What will be the impact of the H1N1 pandemic upon public trust in health authorities and campaigns? This is just one of many questions surrounding the pandemic and the public health

WHO defends itself against "faked pandemic"claims

Melissa SweetJan 29, 2010

As previously reported at Croakey, the Council of Europe t

Why I have been vaccinated against pandemic influenza: an expert's account

Melissa SweetJan 28, 20108 Comments

As previously reported at Croakey, the World Health Organi