Nicholas Zamiska writes in a WSJ article that there is wide variability between European countries when it comes to bird flu preparedness. The piece is a review of a coming Lancet Journal article. Some received the story with skepticism:
"It's like looking at the wiring diagrams of a Maserati and a Ferrari, and looking at which one handles better on the road without turning on the ignition," said Angus Nicoll, influenza coordinator for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm, who was sent an early draft of the study for review. However, he called the study "a useful piece of work."
Effect Measure briefly reviews the status of the US flu defenses.