Thursday, 30 April 2009

Roaring Trade Of Flu Masks in Japan

As Japan prepares itself for a possible swine flu outbreak, pharmacies in Tokyo do a roaring trade in flu masks.

Foong of My Very First Blog had a post up on How To Avoid Being Infected By The Swine Flu Virus. Check it out too.


  1. I just got an email from my friend, the email said to stock up on tamiflu to combat these flu viruses. Pharmaceutical companies earn big money from pandemics don't they? :p

    Will check out foongpc's post later. :)

  2. Thanks Lina for posting my link there!

    Oh I'm sure it's huge roaring business for all those involved in the medical industry. Sometimes I think they pray for something like this swine flu pandemic to happen! LOL!

    Btw, there seemed to be a glitch at my blog. My post 'My Adventure at Kinabalu Park (Part 2)' was cut halfway. It was not supposed to be that short. Don't know what happened. Anyway, it is rectified now. Go over and read the rest, will you? : )

  3. First death reported outside of Mexico! Travelling would be a hassle....wearing of masks and all.

  4. @Jim,
    I cannot comment on your blog. Dunno what happen. :(

    Some time ago, I read there are several cases of children/teens taking tamiflu in Japan showing bizzare and self-destructive behavior.

    But Japanese Government it seems, as increased the Country's stockpile of Tamiflu.

    OK, read your complete post already. :)

    Yeah, and I bet the retailers are quick to increase the prices too and gain more profit.

    @Mei Teng,
    Remember the time when haze was really bad, and the price of masks shot up and yet people snapped them out and they were sold out pretty quickly? Better get those masks before they ran out!

  5. I ordered a box of 200 masks. :D

  6. I have no idea where to get one of those locally -_-

  7. oh my, the flu epidemic is so terrifying and wearing those masks could be a hassle to everyone.

  8. @ECL,
    Walau-eh, so many one? :D
    But then, I also want to be kiasi, better safe than sorry. Right?

    can ask ECL to send you one since she has so many. LOL

    @Life Ramblings,
    it is terrifying and worrisome. :(
    Would you wear one to avoid infection?

  9. No masking the profits to be made by these and other products - A silver lining to businesses in this line.

    Pity that the panic leaves sense behind sometimes.

  10. All news here mention about Tamiflu, they say that's the best anti-viral to combat swine flu.

  11. @Martin,
    No need to cover up the guise of profit making here.

    Does it wok well?

  12. A classic case of Fear mongering :P

  13. I think the panic is going to create more problems than the actual flu.It's also going to making some people very rich at the expense of peoples fear.Stay healthy everyone and if you do get sick stay home.

  14. I'm so sorry you couldn't comment at my blog Lina. Hope it will be better the next time you try. :D

  15. I'm not really sure about it but I guess it does.

  16. I spent a day in Tokyo just recently while flying from Thailand to the States and I couldn't believe all the people wearing masks. Someone is making some serious money!

  17. @Prometheus,
    Fear sure makes some people rich.

    And you too, take care and stay healthy.

    no prob already. :)

    Maybe it does.

    Well, for one Japanese do wear them when they have a flu, so the business ops are already there. But when this type of news spread, retailers will surely profit more.


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