Commentary on Flu Vaccine News and Epidemiological Models

I've been mulling whether to wade into the fray generated by recent reports of "effective" H5N1 vaccines and computer models that suggest a pandemic might be stoppable.  Fortunately, I see that the folks at EffectMeasure took care of most of what I wanted to say.  Basically, the media is distorting news of minimal (and possible irrelevent) progress on the vaccine to make it sound like we are all set and ready for whatever comes, while the models show that only if we are very lucky will anti-virals and quarantines slow a pandemic (the comments on both posts are worth reading, too).  I feel so much safer.