Thursday, November 26, 2009

WHO: Tamiflu still works against swine flu

AP story:

in reference to:

"The World Health Organization says isolated cases of drug-resistant swine flu in Britain and the United States have not changed the agency's assessment of the disease. It says Tamiflu remains highly effective against the vast majority of H1N1 cases. Four cancer patients in a North Carolina hospital tested positive last week for a type of the flu that was resistant to Tamiflu. Five people at a British hospital also didn't respond to the drug after contracting the flu. WHO flu chief Dr. Keiji Fukuda said Thursday that investigations were underway, but that the American and British patients for whom Tamiflu did not work had severely weakened immune systems."
- WHO: Tamiflu still works against swine flu - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thanksgiving in Afghanistan "Another Day"

"U.S. Soldiers Spend Holiday on Patrol Hoping to Aid Remote Villages"

in reference to:

"Thanksgiving Day for soldiers in this valley ringed by towering snowy peaks began with a 6-mile slog to aid village schools without desks and windows, and ended with five, once scrawny local turkeys soldiers have been fattening up for the past month. "Just another day, another mission," several soldiers said as a 25-man patrol from Able Troop, 3-71 Cavalry Squadron set out on a cold morning under brilliantly blue skies. Others let sentiment seep through their matter-of-fact, stoic shells. "We're with our family just like we would be at Thanksgiving back home," said Staff Sgt. Ben McKinnon, of New Haven, Connecticut, nodding toward the soldiers around him that have daily shared hardship, suffering and some elation over the past year."
- Thanksgiving in Afghanistan "Another Day" - CBS News (view on Google Sidewiki)