The Times – Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has handed the Kremlin a list of Russian scientists believed by the Israelis to be helping Iran to develop a nuclear warhead. He is said to have delivered the list during a mysterious visit to Moscow.Â Read Article
AP -Â And we’re off: Swine flu vaccinations begin Monday with squirts in the noses scheduled for some doctors, nurses and other health workers in Indiana and Tennessee, a first step in a hugely ambitious campaign to try to inoculate over half the population in a few months. But don’t start bugging your doctor about an appointment just yet. This week’s initial shipments to states are so small that, with a few exceptions for children, most states are reserving them for health workers so they’ll stay healthy enough to care for the flu-stricken and vaccinate others. Read Article
The Biochemist – Always remember, it YOUR choice what goes into your body, and (to a large extent) the bodies of your dependents. If you have your doubts – and who could blame you, if you do – don’t have it. For those that don’t know: Read our extensive Flu Archive and last weeks Opinion Editorial (published dated 4th October, 2009)and make an informed choice.
Washington Post – Billions of tax dollars have been paid to giant pharmaceutical companies. Millions of doses of vaccine are on their way to huge warehouses across the country. Thousands of health workers are poised to start injecting into arms and squirting up noses. The question is: When the swine flu vaccine finally arrives this week, will Americans line up to get it? Read article
The Biochemist – I think that if the gov’ts of the world had actually noticed that WHO had changed their definition of Pandemic – thus putting a whole new, less alarming perspective on the whole thing – then they may have reacted with more caution and perhaps they would have spent less. I’d also like to know where are the (ye holy) stats for children.
Jakata Post – Huge volumes of what is thought to be crude oil, discharged from the Montara well head platform in Australian waters is currently approaching East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), especially Rote Island and the southern part of Timor Island.Â The West Timor Care Foundation director Ferdi Tanoni told a news conference in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, on Saturday that based on available information, the position of the oil spill, carried by the waves, was less than 51 nautical miles from Rote Island at the end of September.Â “I believe the oil slick is getting nearer because the wind is blowing eastward and it is heading west so an estimated 500,000 liters of crude oil are likely getting closer to Rote and Timor islands,” said Tanoni.Â Read Article
Reuters – U.S. forces in Afghanistan suffered their worst losses in more than a year when fighters stormed remote outposts near the Pakistan border, cutting off contact with police, authorities said on Sunday. NATO said eight Americans and at least two Afghan soldiers died.Â Read Article
The Historian – Note we have changed the title from the original as it is our view that the lives of the AfghanisÂ should be just as valuedÂ as those of the American’s who died in this senseless war without end
BBC – A suspected suicide bomber has attacked the UN World Food Programme offices in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, killing three people and injuring several more. Two of the dead are local women, and the third is an Iraqi man.Â Read Article