Monday, February 28, 2005

Avian Flu

chemistry glassware
Originally uploaded by pomgernate.
One of the biggest issues in the world of epidemiology right now is the avian flu. This deadly flu started in Southeastern Asia and is thought to cause the next a pandemic, such as AIDS or polio (which has now almost extinguished). Scientists are rushing to make a vaccine for this avian-flu bug that can be transferred to people. We are still not sure if it will work. You might be able to recall the big flu vaccine shortage earlier this year. Such problems happen because it takes way longer for the vaccines to be made than it does for a certain virus to spread.
According to the Wall street journal, when the right vaccine is discovered it will approximately six months to make enough vaccine to supply 10% to 20% of the US and Europe. Most of the countries in the world are not yet addressing this HUGE issue yet; the US has bought stockpiles of the H5N1 vaccine, but who is to say that the vaccine will work if it is stored.
This Avian flu is especially dangerous because it can mutate to be transferred from person to person. If such a mutation was to happen (not unlikely), it could spread around the world in six months and we would not have immunity to it.

I am done

PS google this up

Saturday, February 26, 2005


Originally uploaded by pomgernate.
These are the ex dolphins! and they are in it for the dolphin sex. find them on the msu facebook.

Photo: Mr. Jiskra.

New Additions

Vegetarian chilli makes for good get-togethers at the paki pad.

I have set it up so that anyone can comment on my blog even if you are not a member!

Also I get to use a dark room now and I will be posting some cool new pics that I develop myself.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Knowledge and money

Knowledge = Power
Money = Time

Power = Energy / Time

Knowledge = Energy / money

Money = Energy / Knowledge

As Knowledge -----> 0
Money-----> infinity

i.e. the less you know
the more money you make

Complimentary joke on my physics equation review sheet

Monday, February 14, 2005


I watched the movies Trainspotting , Requiem for a Dream , and listened to lots of The Velvet Underground , and that inspired me to take a series of pictures. This one is one of them. I you want more of the craziness e-mail me. It would be cool to have no obligations in life and just go nuts on heroin ...... nah, it is probably over-rated.