[LINK] Pandemic pandemonium

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Jun 10 12:17:42 EST 2009


On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 at 10:30:29 +1000 Tom Worthington wrote:
> ...
> The story was useful in illustrating a mindset which needs to be 
> changed: that there is someone I can phone to fix my problem for me. 
To quote from the story:
> She's clearly not dying, so it's not about my child's health, it's 
> about community responsibility. H1N109 is, after all, a notifiable 
> disease, and we're talking pandemic, right?
The question is not one of fixing a problem, but of reporting. The 
impression I was left with is that, while Vic. might think it's a 
hotspot, NSW doesn't have a clue. Information _provision_ is only part 
of the issue. The rest is information _gathering_.
 
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David Boxall                    |  When a distinguished but elderly
                                |  scientist states that something is
                                |  possible, he is almost certainly
                                |  right. When he states that
                                |  something is impossible, he is
                                |  very probably wrong.
                                                   --Arthur C. Clarke
 


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