Do you really believe a small country government can face big pharma lobbies and directly expose the stupidity and corruption of all other governments
on the planet and WHO ??
Here is an alternative scenario : Poland shares a border with Ukraine, and by looking at
showing the flu progression,
one can see that, very curiously the flu epidemics in Ukraine amounts to 40,000 cases in the cities on the Ukraine side of the border, and 400 on the
There are 800,000 cases in Ukraine, there were 450,000 last week, so it is spreading fast.
But ,clearly, the virus has not learned polish and chooses to make babies in Ukraine only ... Maybe ukrainian female viruses are just as much
welcoming as local women
My guess is that, very soon, the numbers are going to skyrocket in Poland. This will
(1) create fear in all other nations,
(2) validate the lethal character of H1N1,
(3) trigger a spike in demand for the vaccine,
(4) make all anti-vaccines advocates look like dumb-a$$es, once and for all,
(5) validate the choices of governments to buy and recommend vaccines,
(6) make politicians look like superheroes,
(7) turn the pandemic that is being questioned by many into a real thing that will justify all 'necessary means' to fight it, ie all what Ukraine is
already doing (closing schools, forbidding public gatherings, sport events etc.
But maybe the virus will not cross the border after all.
Which scenario do you find more likely ?
Think hard !
My 2 cts
[edit on 7/11/09 by jpbianchi]