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Universal vaccine could put an end to all flu

By T.K. Randall
August 25, 2009 · Comment icon 15 comments



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The flu virus can kill up to half a million people a year at the best of times, with the current threat of a swine flu pandemic scientists are working harder than ever to produce a universal flu vaccine to eradicate the virus for good.
Many once-common diseases, from smallpox to polio, have been eliminated, or nearly so, just by vaccinating children. If only we could develop a vaccine that was effective against all strains of flu, we might prevent both annual epidemics and occasional pandemics like the one now under way.


Source: New Scientist | Comments (15)


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Comment icon #6 Posted by Pinx 13 years ago
Great, a world without sick days. My boss will just love this.
Comment icon #7 Posted by SQLserver 13 years ago
yea lol they talk about the vaccine for polio but forget to mention the AIDS that came along with it, gee thanks for the cure Is this a joke? What on Earth does the vaccine for Polio have to do with AIDs?
Comment icon #8 Posted by SQLserver 13 years ago
Oh, I see. You must be referring to this. Well, it's been refuted, as the below sources explain. ^ Hillis DM (2000). "AIDS. Origins of HIV". Science 288 (5472): 1757–9. doi:10.1126/science.288.5472.1757. PMID 10877695. ^ Birmingham K (2000). "Results make a monkey of OPV-AIDS theory". Nat Med 6 (10): 1067. doi:10.1038/80356. PMID 11017114. ^ a b Cohen J (2001). "AIDS origins. Disputed AIDS theory dies its final death". Science 292 (5517): 615. doi:10.1126/science.292.5517.615a. PMID 11330303. ^ Origin of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by MissingAChance 13 years ago
lol... kinda like how they wiped out small pox too huh.... they'll just keep it in a lab and it will some how "get out" no way it will be eradicated ...long gone are the days of honesty, oh wait they never existed anyways, nevermind!
Comment icon #10 Posted by SQLserver 13 years ago
lol... kinda like how they wiped out small pox too huh.. The disease smallpox has been completely eradicated from human society for decades. This incredible effort has saved untold millions of lives. they'll just keep it in a lab and it will some how "get out" Right. In the same way that smallpox ever "got out". no way it will be eradicated Yeah, the experts at the WHO really appreciate your opinion here. They also really care about it. I assume you have a PhD in pathology and have written several scientific papers which explain exactly why you are right. ...long gone are the days of honesty, ... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by EvilMonkey DSK3 13 years ago
What I simply will not stand are the fools who are so arrogant, so paranoid, so schizophrenic, and so insane enough to attack the world's greatest humanitarian efforts. These people aren't just stupid; they are as dangerous to society as murderers. They are terrorists. They spread terror through misinformation, propaganda, and conspiracy memes. They kill; just look at the polio example above. A fear of the absolutely harmless vaccine is largely response for the failure to completely eradicate polio in Africa. People are DYING because of Conspiracy nuts. -SQLserver Very well Put!
Comment icon #12 Posted by SpiderCyde 13 years ago
What I simply will not stand are the fools who are so arrogant, so paranoid, so schizophrenic, and so insane enough to attack the world's greatest humanitarian efforts. These people aren't just stupid; they are as dangerous to society as murderers. They are terrorists. They spread terror through misinformation, propaganda, and conspiracy memes. They kill; just look at the polio example above. A fear of the absolutely harmless vaccine is largely response for the failure to completely eradicate polio in Africa. People are DYING because of Conspiracy nuts. -SQLserver Settle down man, you're going... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
It's unlikely such a vaccine would become widely available. Think of all the money the healthcare industry would lose if nobody went to the doctor with flu symptoms! The golden rule is if something sounds too good to be true...
Comment icon #14 Posted by Lady Amethyst 13 years ago
And after the flu has been ended, someone goes "atishoo!" and wipes a snotty nose.
Comment icon #15 Posted by behaviour??? 13 years ago
Thats a very good news....But i wonder will the principle bahind it work? Thanks B???


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