Is the shroud of secrecy meant to check fear in our imaginations? Or, could it be the facts are simply reserved for competitive advantage? WHO decides (a serious pun, indeed.)
This genetic soup is getting thicker as Indonesia fails to test and cull and WHO keeps the evolving story under lock and key, available to its consultants who have yet to issue any public statement acknowledging that H5N1 is rapidly evolving via recombination. Instead they issue press releases about reassortment and random mutations and chase the evolving H5N1, which is no contest with current approaches.
Anyone care to shine a light, illustrate to me Why this instance of secrecy is appropriate?