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June 21, 2007

Trying to solve the pandemic vaccine problem: too little, too late

One of the big issues over sharing of viral isolates from Indonesia was the contention, probably well justified, that the poor nations would be last in lie for any vaccine that might be available in the event of a pandemic. While a well matched vaccine has to await the emergence of a pandemic strain, there are good reasons to think vaccines made from pre-pandemic strains would provide some cross-protection, and such vaccines are already in production, although in small quantities.

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Posted by dymaxion at June 21, 2007 09:53 PM

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