Friday, September 12, 2008

Video: Avian Flu: Innovation in Healthcare

11 Sept 12
I have found a few good videos on pandemic planning and ventilators and will be posting these for much of the summer. If you are new to this blog, take a look at the right side of the page to see links to previous articles and the archives.

Avian Flu: Innovation in Healthcare
7:19
IBM
IBM collaborated with the Scripps Research Institute and several worldwide government and nonprofit health organizations to help work on developing a vaccine for avian flu by developing tools to assist in predicting the mutations the virus might take and develop vaccines targeted towards those mutations.
The last statement made in the video is very powerful.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Video: On Avian Flu

I have found a few good videos on pandemic planning and ventilators and will be posting these for much of the summer. If you are new to this blog, take a look at the right side of the page to see links to previous articles and the archives.

On Avian Flu, Part 1: Is a Pandemic Coming?
8:44
Urgelt
March 21, 2007
Expert virologists estimated that there is a 15% chance of an avian flu pandemic erupting in the next several years, and that the mortality of such a pandemic could be very high.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcTotoQNUFY

On Avian Flu, Part 2: Vaccines
5:30
Urgelt
March 23, 2007
The flu vaccine industry will probably take many years to provide full protection against any human transmissible strains that may emerge.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbDift3llvI

On Avian Flu, Part 3: Protective Measures
9:31
Urgelt
March 25, 2007
Some suggestions for protecting yourself against the threat of an avian flu pandemic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ovLJu6kss