Sunday, August 31, 2008

Indonesia claims sole ownership of the bird flu

The concept is "viral sovereignty" and the theory is that Indonesia (and other countries) want to claim ownership of viruses appearing within their country - - so if a valuable vaccine is created, their country will benefit monetarily. (If they're not all dead from an epidemic.) Over the last three years, Indonesia has shared with the World Health Organization "samples from only two of the more than 135 people known to have been infected with H5N1 (110 of whom have died)." You can read a bit more here and here.

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