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About kallistehill

Teacher, Scientist. Divorced. Single. Children - grown up and graduated :) Cats - lots of cats :) Interests and taste - eclectic. Politics - socialist. Atheist.

Flu epidemic

Strange that nobody is talking about “flu” this year when we are having the worst epidemic for several years.

Could it be that it’s ageist, and so irrelevant, or that it’s happening in private health care, and nobody in the coalition government wants to talk about failure in the private health industry?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/mar/23/outbreak-deadly-flu-elderly

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Atos

We have lost our way when this is happening, and everyone is too busy watching Big Brother and The Hunger Games to actually notice the way we live now.

 

http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2012/04/32-die-a-week-after-failing-in.html 

 

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Nanopathology – the risks we can’t see.

While the government is busy pushing forward the business agenda, and the exploitation of scientific advances in particular, it would be a good time to be questioning just what the risks are for the rest of us.

This is an interesting article on just what we may have in store for us, if you haven’t come across the problems before.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/quality-of-life/ka4/pdf/report_nanopathology_en.pdf

Anyone else concerned about just what we are getting ourselves into this time?  

After all, once your children and grandchildren have shed their nanoparticle covered “stain” resistant school uniforms for holidays and are being slathered in nanoparticle impregnated suncream, just what will they be vulnerable to next?

When we were encouraged to be vaccinated against swine ‘flu’ did anyone bother to ask people to report any side effects – and when did you last see much about this in the news?

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/03march/Pages/pandemrix-swine-flu-vaccine-narcolepsy.aspx

What I find interesting about this story is that after the great ‘flu’ epidemic after the first world war there was a much less publicised epidemic of encephalitis lethargica – a sleeping disorder – that persisted over the next decades and was often confused with Parkinsons.

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Big Brother 2012

New plans to monitor everyone’s e-mails and internet access are being touted this evening.

Is this the beginning of the end of the concept of any right to privacy for the individual or the start of a new era of “thought police”?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17576745

So much for the FIB-dem dedication to democracy and civil liberties.

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