Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Canada finds its place in the world

I don't even believe in destiny, but hosting the world's health ministers for a meeting on Avian flu is surely Canada's. There are only so many times that the provincial health ministers can get together before these gatherings become tedious. But international health ministers? Now that's the big time!

I don't like to start rumours (hah!), but has anyone considered that the Canadian government is responsible for creating the Avian flu? Sure SARS got the world excited about health, but not nearly enough for our liking. We needed a good old fashioned global flu pandemic in order to get the entire world completely focused on health (AIDS, schmAIDS). Sure, infectious disease isn't really our specialty (okay, it could completely be our specialty, I have no idea -- no offence intended medical researchers of Canada. Let's just say it isn't what we really like to talk about), but it's kinda hard to get the entire world focused on reducing hospital waitings times, so we'll take what we can get.

You heard it here first folks.

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