"I will write to my MP and request that they ask the Government to dramatically improve funding and preparation in order to better meet the threat raised by the H5N1 Avian Influenza virus but only if 500 other people will do the same."
— Chris Redmond
Deadline to sign up by: 1st January 2006
19 people signed up, 481 more were needed
Country: United Kingdom
The threat from the Bird Flu jumping to humans and going global is immense. It is a far greater threat to the citizens of this country than that of terrorism, yet the Government is woeful in its preparations for a possible pandemic despite informed criticism from the UN, WHO, and a whole host of experts in Britain. At the moment, there is only enough Tamiflu stocked to provide for the civil infrastucture, with a ranking hierarchy of need. As citizens in a democracy it is our duty to make sure that the Government shifts from its complacent, tight-fisted attitude to taking a pro-active role to ensure it meets its duty of care to us.
Chris Redmond, the Pledge Creator, joined by: