My wife and I are leaving on the evening of September 11 for two weeks in the Nordic countries: First Helsinki, then Stockholm, then Copenhagen. We'll be back on September 26. While we're away I'll try to keep track of events, and to blog items that seem especially important.
In between posts, I hope you'll make yourself at home on the site and to use the links to resources. Here are some of the people and organizations I rely on most.
1. Twitter. Increasingly critical to fast-breaking news. The people and hashtags I check most often:
#Coruna (Arabic MERS hashtag; semi-understandable if you're using Google Translate on Chrome)
2. Websites: Places I visit regularly.
ABYZ News Links: Access to all major media in scores of countries. Most useful with Chrome running Google Translate.
3. Google: You can create your own Google Alerts on topics like MERS, H7N9, etc. Set the alert frequency for as-it-happens, and you'll get regular emails with links to the stories. If you use Google News, you can sign in and tailor the news feed to include any topic you're interested in—and to exclude those you're not. If Google didn't exist, neither would Flublogia.
Thanks for your patience, and for your interest in this blog.