Thursday, April 26 in the news....
- The World Health Organization is considering building a stockpile of up to 60 million vaccine doses for bird flu in order to protect the world's poorest. In the event of an outbreak they will be passed on to them where they can either sell them to get something to eat or not get bird flu.
- Some cold medicines may become prescription-only in Britain to prevent criminal gangs using them to make crystal meth. Cold and flu prescriptions for men in their 30's and 40's who enjoy attending raves and clubs are expected to climb.
- The Taliban's use of a child to behead a man accused of being a US spy has been condemned as a war crime and a grotesque example of the abuse of children in armed conflict. US spies have been warned to avoid Taliban-controlled kindegartens.