Saturday, October 15, 2005

What's new??

Besides smoking myself to death in the past couple of nights, i have been thinking about the world alot lately, specifically about the flu pandemic that will hit us sooner or later wether we liked it "or prepared for it" or not..

Obviously we are not prepared AT ALL, we are waiting for the mercy of USA and UK,, our ministry of health spent 15 million$ on purchasing the vaccine "that we are not sure it will prevent the flu anyway, at least that is my own idea"

I am not offering any solutions in this post for the failure of the medicine field in our arabian world, but at least i think it is good that Jordan for example has established a special committee for this issue trying to figure out what to do!

Where are the experts in Kuwait my brain is wondering? are they not scared?


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19 Comments:

At 9:10 AM, October 15, 2005, Blogger McArabian said...

I thought it was a bird flu? If that's the case, then Kuwait will end up importing chickens for a while, just like it imports everything else.
There will likely be a compensation plan set up for poultry farmers in Kuwait.

 
At 9:45 AM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

It is bird flu indeed, this virus will mutate and infect humans who will infect other humans. And the action should be is to STOP importing ducks and chickens and all that. and even stop travellers from going to that part of Asia "indonisia, philipines, ..etc"

 
At 12:36 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger U.E. said...

Quarrentine whole countries?? Wow, heavy stuff. And the bird migrations... how do we control that? They are already seeing cases in Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria. This is an interesting link that shows the migratory patterns of known infected bird speicies.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4340690.stm

It's scary. My mom's a nurse in the states and they are getting LOTS of early-education on this which tells me they are taking seriously at even local levels.

 
At 3:30 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Sailor said...

90% of our goods in kuwait are imported !! what to control ? does this disease lead to death ?

 
At 3:36 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger U.E. said...

Yep, plenty of deaths attributed to it so far and they are starting to see the first cases of antibiotic resistant strains. They beleive it will be this centuries pandemic, our version of the Black Plague that killed hundreds of thousands back in the day. Not a pretty thought.

However, it's still mainly found in wild birds. They have issued advisories to lower the risk factors for commercial fowl. Awareness is our best tool of prevention at this point. Don't go rubbing up on dead birds now, ya hear?? ;-)

 
At 3:40 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Sailor said...

no , i`ll even avoid looking at birds :)

 
At 6:18 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

Unknown entity, trust me it is very serious, as you said it is the plague of our time!! i did virology for 2 years i know scary stuff :)
but thanks for the map link, i missed that somehow, i mean holy .... even russia?? damn i have lotsa friends there :(


Sailor, you are in the UK, once they have the vaccine ready get a shot LOL and pray for us in Asia :P

 
At 10:49 PM, October 15, 2005, Blogger hibbalicious said...

exceer - but i didnt think it can get into the human form yet, maybe I am wrong, they keep talking about it and bringing it in the newspapers I read in the guardian today that even though uk and usa can get vaccine they cant get enough for atleast 3 years lol
best place to be in the middle of the desert with no1 near u lol

 
At 1:42 AM, October 16, 2005, Blogger Sailor said...

i`ll surly pray for u , give me ur address so i can send the prayers directly to u :P

 
At 3:07 PM, October 17, 2005, Blogger Raheel said...

Flu is a big problem for people like us who are sinus patients.

 
At 3:40 AM, October 18, 2005, Blogger jameed said...

good job, now you managed to scare everyone and their, well, birds (funny eh?)

i think every country should follow the jordanian example by setting "special committees" for every issue. this way, 95% of the population can claim it is a member of some "special committee" thus we get rid the class system as well as unemployment...brilliant!

 
At 7:35 AM, October 18, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

Hibba: yup that is the best place =>


Raheel: will if this pandemic does occur, we will die sooner than we know, and our sinuses will not suffer =>


Jameed: Well i really hope they are doing something useful other than claiming to be VIP's LOL
Your suggestion will be taken into consideration though => it will indeed make some scientists "feel" worthwhile

 
At 9:28 AM, October 20, 2005, Blogger Sailor said...

«سجين كويتي» يكتشف علاجاً لأنفلونزا الطيور ويكلف محاميين للتفاوض مع شركات أدوية كندية
كتب سليمان السعيدي: كشفت مصادر طبية لـ «الرأي العام» ان «سجيناً كويتيا يقضي فترة عقوبة في السجن المركزي تمكن من اكتشاف علاج لمرض انفلونزا الطيور مركب من بعض الاعشاب الصحراوية»، مشيرة الى ان السجين واسمه ساير الشلحي (38 عاماً) وكل محاميان للتفاوض مع شركات كندية لتصنيع الأدوية على السعر الذي ستدفعه هذه الشركات لشراء العلاج».
واوضحت المصادر ان «العلاج المكتشف يمكنه تخفيض درجة حرارة الانسان المصاب بمرض انفلونزا الطيور بنسبة 60 في المئة ويمكن تصنيع تركيبة العلاج او اللقاح على شكل حبوب او تناوله بواسطة الإبر».
واضافت ان «احدى الشركات الأجنبية عرضت مبلغا يقدر بخمسة ملايين دولار شريطة التأكد من فعالية الدواء او العلاج المكتشف».
ولفتت الى ان «السعر الذي سيطلبه محاميا الشلاحي هو عشرة ملايين دولار».
وتابعت المصادر: «من ضمن بنود العقد الذي وقعه الشلاحي (صاحب الاكتشاف) مع المحاميين وهما (ض,م) و(م,د) هي عدم الافصاح عن اسم العلاج او الأعشاب المستخلص منها وعدم الافصاح كذلك عن تركيبته وكيفية اكتشافه».
وقالت ان «الشلاحي لديه شهادة حرب كيماوية وجرثومية وذرية، حصل عليها عندما كان ملتحقاً بالجيش الكويتي في العام 1986، حيث كان مسؤولا عن عرض التقنيات عبر الأفلام السينمائية وطبع المذكرات للطلبة الضباط والأفراد».
وزادت المصادر أن «العلاج يمكنه كذلك معالجة «مرض خطير» آخر غير مرض انفلونزا الطيور، لكنه (الشلاحي) رفض الافصاح عنه لمحامييه الا بعد التأكد ووضع اللمسات الأخيرة».
وبينت المصادر ان «تركيب العلاج المكتشف يستغرق 45 دقيقة على حد قول مكتشفه السلاحي والذي يؤكد ان الدراسات تشير الى ان مرض انفلونزا الطيور ظهر قبل اكثر من 180 عاماً، وان علاجه الموجود حالياً في آسيا وأوروبا لا يخفف الا 30 في المئة من درجة الحرارة بينما العلاج الجديد يخفض درجة الحرارة الى 60 في المئة».

Easy @:) never worry sweety , we have it all . LOL

 
At 9:50 AM, October 20, 2005, Blogger illusion said...

What experts? the only experts we have are the lying ones! When we are hit by the bird flu virus this is scenario that will happen:

The Poor will die
The Rich will live

and life will go on :)

 
At 2:20 PM, October 20, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

Sailor, VERY intresting..


Illusion, this is exactly what i told my mom yesterday lol

 
At 9:57 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger Basket said...

Bon jour. Le temps amer que je vois.

Chercher le temps et quelques comment terrien ici.

Blog agréable.

Je devrai revenir plus tard.

 
At 1:40 AM, October 26, 2005, Blogger clickbank said...

Man there is alot of comment spam I have noticed. Is there any way to remove it from the blogs?

 
At 5:29 AM, October 26, 2005, Blogger R. Edmondson said...

It has been quite a while since I last came here, anyway I have not forgotten your site :)

In spite of our present knowledge in science and technology diseases will always be a problem in this world - there is always a new disease or a new strain as we advance in our knowledge and lifestyle. Sad to say but countries that are not equipment to handle these viruses are the one that will feel it the most.

You might need to activate the word verification system to prevent spamming.

 
At 6:32 PM, October 27, 2005, Blogger Exceer said...

Edmondson, thanks for the comment, what u said is very true, we will always be challanged by a new disease, it is the way of this life..

 

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