Sunday, 4 October 2009

MP's questions

Helping flublogia (the internet community interested in swine flu) in their quest for data on swine flu in Andrew Pelling, MP for Central Croydon. He has tabled questions in parliament seeking information with limited success. The answers provided by the HPA have proved to be 'lacking'. I can't find the figures on Andrew's site at the moment but they are included in the rebuttal by Sheila Bird on Straight Statistics. Sheila says: "Either the Health Protection Agency doubted that a Member of Parliament was capable of posing an epidemiologically-adept Parliamentary Question and hence misread it, or HPA chose helpfully to answer a different question which they could answer." Crucially she appeals for data by age group to help form a strategy for dealing with the second wave.

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