A third case of oseltamivir-resistant swine flu, announced today in Hong Kong, has flu experts worried that resistance to the drug is spreading. Unlike the previous two cases, the Hong Kong patient hadn’t taken oseltamivir herself, which suggests she picked up a resistant strain from someone else.Oh man, we're all boned. Meanwhile, I've been reading an old book of short stories by Stephen King that I found at the visitors cottage here at the Transvaal Museum, thoroughly freaking myself out. One of which is about a mere influenza that wipes out the global human population (spoiler alert). Come on, guys, let's band together and beat this thing. If I go out because I had the flu, I'm going to be very, very pissed off.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Are we all f***ed?
Here's a disquieting bit from ScienceInsider: