January 9, 2009

WELL, THIS SUCKS: “Virtually all the flu in the United States this season is resistant to the leading antiviral drug Tamiflu, and scientists and health officials are trying to figure out why. . . . Last winter, about 11 percent of the throat swabs from patients with the most common type of flu that were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for genetic typing showed a Tamiflu-resistant strain. This season, 99 percent do.”

And it’s hard to argue with this: “The bottom line is that we should have more antiviral drugs.”

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