More bird flu
Here is a blog devoted to H5N1.
Here is an article about Margaret Chan who is leading the WHO charge:
Somehow I'm not reassured that the public health is not afraid to make unpopular, difficult recommendations. I'd feel better if the political leaders were making unpopular, difficult decsions, which I don't think they are.
She realizes the exercise may be painful for some governments but is dedicated to the cause. "I have a lot of passion for global public health -- that is where I am coming from," Chan said.
"One has to be very vigilant, honest and brave. Sometimes you need to make unpopular, difficult recommendations to political leaders which may have a short-term impact on the economy and on certain sectors," she added.
Finally this article details some of the challenges of vaccination against H5N1:
A vaccine is the best hope to prevent millions of deaths.
But current global manufacturing capacity, at around 300 million regular flu doses a year, is simply insufficient to meet global needs during a pandemic.