We have a bird flu plan, but will it work?
By Debora Mackenzie Governments from around the world are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week to frame a global strategy for fighting a flu pandemic. Many already have national plans, but a detailed look shows that few would save us from serious trouble if a pandemic were to strike any time soon. That could now change. Recent weeks have seen a startling shift in attitudes, with governments taking the threat far more seriously. Last week, the US published a pandemic plan that pledges $7.1 billion,