posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 09:28 AM
From the BBC News Website
The World Health Organization has said healthy patients who catch swine flu do not need to be treated with Tamiflu.
Antiviral drugs should be used in patients who are severely ill or those in high-risk groups including the under fives and pregnant women, it said.
This advice comes MONTHS into this pandemic. What a farce!
Ah, but always having the best interests of the populatin at heart:
The cost of the drug and the potential for resistance were taken into account by the expert panel.
But the UK government said it was taking a "safety first" approach by offering antivirals to everyone.
A spokesman for the Department of Health said they would keep the policy under review.
I cannot understand this approach at all.
They know that this virus will most likely come back in a stronger, mutated form in the Autumn/Winter. At the moment, according to the same
"We now know it's no more severe than seasonal flu for which we don't make Tamiflu available for healthy members of the general
So lets just hand it out to everyone, and when we really need the Tamiflu to be effective (ie in flu season), it will not be because of this stupid
'safety first approach'.
One word, IDIOTS.