Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Saturday, August 06, 2005

This is huge

Government scientists say they have successfully tested in people a vaccine that they believe can protect against the strain of avian influenza that is spreading in birds through Asia and Russia.

. . . although the vaccine that had undergone preliminary tests could be used on an emergency basis if a pandemic developed, it would still be several months before that vaccine was tested further and, if licensed, offered to the public
I've been skeptical about how bad this apparently unavoidable pandemic would be, for reasons like this.


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