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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the house did not mention the reason for the homicide-suicide. Dead bird may be avian flu case The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is investigating a suspected case of H5 avian ... centre yesterday and said no commercial chicken farms lay within three kilometres of the spot where the bird was found. Response to faeces feeding The Social Welfare Department is reducing ...

  2. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Swine Flu

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee You would think Hongkongers would be world experts in handling disease outbreaks. But the governments response to swine flu has not been without its critics. Health authorities ... a matter of life and death. 'My New Year's resolution is to have more and more Hong Kong people taking the swine flu vaccination so lives can be saved,' he says. 'A swine flu ...

  3. Leave the big smoke behind and head for the pelican coast

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... beaches, national parks and tiny hamlets an hour's drive north of Sydney. The giant, docile birds congregate around ferry piers, sandy beaches and on the odd moored fishing boat. They're ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 'CE needle' goes down a treat Public health officials may have wondered how to persuade people to get the human swine flu vaccine- after all, it has a tongue-twisting ... alone. 'Having the chief executive receive a flu injection says nothing about the scientific basis,' he said sadly. Young activists turn their skills to... Avatar As Hong Kong moves ...

  5. Lamentations for a lost decade

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong A team of scientists publishes findings on a mysterious flu virus and predicts another global flu epidemic. A survey shows more people fear for their jobs compared to the year ... for the construction workers falling from it than its construction skywards. In 1997, medical scientists were puzzling over the isolated case of avian flu virus that jumped from chickens to human beings ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are important With the advent of the cold weather, there is a greater threat of people contracting flu and it is important that citizens take the necessary precautions. We should remember what we went ... to strict rules of hygiene. I think people who became very aware of the importance of hygiene during Sars have become complacent. If we do not take sufficient care, the outbreak of flu will get ...

  7. Arts

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Scheffler's picture book about a witch with space problems after she is joined on her broomstick by a dog, a bird and frog, as well as cat. In English. Jan 13-15, 20-22, 4.30pm, Jan 16-17, 23-24, ...

  8. Looking back at 2009: a year of inelegant flip-flops

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... line for the rest of the year. In April, it dismissed the threat swine flu posed to the recovery, and in May it argued that the tide of liquidity flowing into Hong Kong's financial system ...

  9. Valid concerns over flu vaccine remain unanswered by officials

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Christof Van der Stichele's letter ('Expert says that swine flu vaccine is safe', December 22). I wholeheartedly agree with this comment that, 'in matters of science, it is evidence which is supposed to count, not opinions'. Yet, he regards the letter by Thomas Chung, of the Department of Health ('City prepared for swine flu pandemic', ...

  10. Stock up on intravenous trial drugs, say doctors

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Larger quantities of two experimental intravenous antiviral drugs should be stocked for patients with severe swine flu who do not respond to Tamiflu, a leading medical team says. ... on ventilation support. The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised the emergency use of Peramivir- which is still under clinical trial- for patients with severe swine flu. Zanamivir is now ...




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