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HAVANA — Cuba is ready to use just about everything at its disposal, from its well-oiled civil defense system to the soldiers of a totalitarian government, to keep H1N1 flu cases to a minimum.
Everything but a vaccine.
As the U.S. prepares an extensive health survey for side affects from its massive inoculation plans, Cuba's No. 2 health official says relying on a shot to contain a world pandemic is risky as best — and demoralizing at worst.
"Nobody knows if it would work," Dr. Luis Estruch told The Associated Press in an interview. "How safe would it be?" Source
Originally posted by smilinggrandma
Figures that COMMUNIST Cuba is taking better care of their people than 90% of other countries....WHATEVER! We suck!
Originally posted by NotAgain...
H1N1 flu plans for the new season involve all ministries, including the armed forces. If necessary, the government will isolate neighborhoods or entire villages, shut down highways and dispatch medical teams to communities affected by H1N1 flu, Estruch said