Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What the press release didn't say....

Apparently, the Government's response to a human flu pandemic was tested yesterday and today. Besides the feeling that they're just spinning to us because of the bird flu thing, what was interesting as ever, was what the press release didn't say. Apparently,

"The exercise fully tested the UK's ability to manage the effects of an influenza pandemic by playing out the decision-making process at national, regional and local levels, when there are widespread cases across the country. A human flu pandemic would occur when a new flu virus, to which people had little or no natural immunity, emerged."
At no point do they say whether the exercise was a success or if the Government responded "appropriately". Funny that!

2 comments:

Trumpeter Lanfried said...
20 Feb 2007 17:31:00  

It doesn't matter if the exercise was a total cock-up, so long as they learn from it. But I am not hopeful.

AntiCitizenOne said...
20 Feb 2007 20:24:00  

As we don't seem to be able to stop infected dead turkeys from entering the country...

Maybe we should ask whether the minister has any power to prevent citizens of EU countries suffering from outbreaks of Bird Flu from entering the country?


 

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