Archive for Monday, May 22, 2006

Webcast set for this afternoon about pandemic flu

Symposium to feature health and emergency preparedness experts

May 22, 2006


What would happen to health care in Kansas if a pandemic flu struck the state? A symposium designed to address health care questions can be seen this afternoon on a state Webcast.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will feature a Webcast of today's Pandemic Influenza Symposium, which will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Salina. The event is being held at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Center, 625 N. Hedville Rd. in Salina.

To see the Webcast, go to at 1:30 p.m.

The pandemic flu health care symposium is one of several informational meetings being hosted this month by KDHE and the Kansas Adjudant General's Department. Other symposiums have focused on the affects of pandemic flu on domestic fowl and game birds, on faith-based and community advocacy organizations and on government and public safety.

Symposiums targeted to assist industry, small and medium-sized businesses and schools will be scheduled this summer, according to KDHE.


Ceallach 11 years, 11 months ago

It seems as though many scientists and administrators will be terribly disappointed if thousands of us do not die from a PANDEMIC flu.

christie 11 years, 11 months ago

And... has anyone in Kansas or the Continental United States contracted this thing yet? Should we all buy duct-tape and wrap our houses tight?

What would Bush do?

blessed3x 11 years, 11 months ago

The media is bound and determined to make this a crisis whether it really is or not. Being prepared is one thing, spending billions to protect ourselves from a far-flung, media-created crisis is quite another., in the true American spirit, I reserve the right to blame the government should we actually have an epidemic and we aren't prepared. :-)

blessed3x 11 years, 11 months ago

What will the dems do?

1) Should the bird flu actually hit, they will call for investigations into why we weren't better prepared.

2) Should the bird flu never develop, they will call for investigations into why we did so much and wasted money.

anonimiss 11 years, 11 months ago

What if there's a mumps pandemic? In light of recent events, I think that mumps is a much more realistic problem. I demand that the government stockpile enough vaccines for every person in the United States, and come out with a comprehensive plan on what I personally should do in the event of a mumps pandemic. I also want scientists wasting their time simulating a mumps pandemic periodically, coming out with updates on how many people will be infected and how many people will die. Then I want a bunch of TV dramas made about a mumps pandemic. I also want the media to constantly talk about the mumps pandemic, even if it has not happened yet and probably will never happen. I want them to talk about it every single day, even though it's been around for ages, and was here last year, and the year before, and the year before. But I don't want to know why this year is different. I only want to be told that it is....(I'm stopping for now)....

Bruce Rist 11 years, 11 months ago

This flu is going to happen. It's not if it's when. The first person that has an entitlement mentality (i.e. the government is suppose to take care of me) is putting their family at risk. Take control of your own life.

blessed3x 11 years, 11 months ago

Weren't we all suppose to die from SARS a few years ago?

Chris Bohling 11 years, 11 months ago

Man, I have the regular old flu right now, and I thought this article was about some normal flu epidemic. Heh.

Liberty 11 years, 11 months ago

If this 'flu' gets a start, it will probably be through a vaccine that has the flu in it. How else could they be so sure that a sickness will take place or be a problem unless they know how it is dispersed? Then it will spread person to person after that.

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