Family Flublog

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Welcome to the Family Flublog!

As this pandemic influenza threat looks more and more viable, I have come to realize that even my own family simply wouldn't know how to keep their homes safe if it truly hits here. Even many of today’s health care workers are unfamiliar with effective isolation techniques beyond the universal precautions used for AIDS. I also think that community planning, such as it is at this point, is missing the boat by ignoring the needs of the family as they focus on crowd control measures and stockpiling medications.

This new Flublog will explore both what individual families can do to protect themselves as well as offer suggestions for effective community planning from the bottom up, rather than the top down. After Katrina, we all are realizing that we can't rely on governmental planning to take care of everything. There is so much we can do ourselves, if we just have the information we need. I hope you will find the information here thought-provoking, at the least, and look forward to many conversations. Thanks for taking a look.


  • Ms. Townsend:

    Just a quick note of thanks for bringing this important topic to the blogosphere.

    Public health is regretfully a matter that many of us take for granted - or disregard altogether.

    Your personal experience and expertise applied to real-world health challenges will clearly make your blog a favorite.

    Keep up the great work!

    Brian Humphrey
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

    LAFD Home Page:
    LAFD News Blog:

    By Blogger LAFD Media and Public Relations, at March 22, 2006  

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