- Another project is to make questions to ask your local authorities. Imagine you take these 5,10 or 15 questions to a local cable access show and film an interview. Send us the file and we’ll host it. Also, if local DPHs are doing something in the same vein, we’ll link!!
- We also have plans to move the Forum to a more robust platform (Scoop is cool, ain't it?), and eventually the wiki might move as well, but that will require some cash. Expect a PayPal button coming to a Flu Wiki near you!
- And we’re beginning to discuss a second Pandemic Flu Awareness Week next fall. The first one last October generated over 15,000 links via google search.
- Of course, to help find things, there’s the wiki index and the
and anything else on the wiki that’s worth
saving. And there’s the Forum itself as we build community. That
community comes from both Left and Right Blogistan, so it's a pretty
unique non-partisan environment.
The next year is going to be as exciting as the first. Well, not too
exciting, I hope. ;-) As Mike Osterholm says, every day that isn't a
pandemic is another day to plan.
Part of that planning is an all-hazards approach, suggesting that you always keep two weeks of food and water in your home so as to allow for earthquakes, ice storms, pandemics and hurricanes. It's recommended by many disaster professionals. State health departments are beginning to suggest that families prepare in this manner. See this excellent series by Daily Kos poster AlphaGeek. And don't count on your local hospital to do everything. They'll have their hands full. The lord helps those who help themselves. But that's no surprise to us; we're activists. Aren't we?