'Bird flu' checks stepped up

To: "'Judy Philip'" <>,
Subject: 'Bird flu' checks stepped up
From: "Whittaker, Mark" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 15:04:32 +1000
Not so idiotic Judy
Tamiflu can be used as a prophylactic, and indeed, that's what the govt
intends to do with its 4m-packet stockpile. If birdflu does break out in a
big way, Tamiflu will be reserved for 1 million unnamed "essential service"
workers and will last almost six weeks with them taking one pill a day. So,
if you're going to get bird flu, get it early, because there won't be any
anti virals left after six weeks of a breakout.
Good health
Mark Whittaker

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Philip  
Sent: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 11:58
To: ; 
Subject: 'Bird flu' checks stepped up

Andrew and John,

Many thanks for correcting my idiotic error - I wondered whether it would be
corrected and am glad that it has been

When I woke up this morning it suddenly struck me that I'd very stupidly
written vaccines instead of anti-viral medications!  A 'senior moment' of
major proportions!  I was, and am, very embarrassed, especially as I'm well
aware that the proprietary anti-viral medicines I mentioned are to be taken
as soon as possible once flu symptoms show up i.e. are of use only for
people who already have flu.

Apologies to all,


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