TITLE

The race to make pandemic vaccine

PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
New Scientist;6/20/2009, Vol. 202 Issue 2713, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the article "Swine Flu Vaccine Gets Go Ahead." The author questions how worried should people be now that the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that the disease is a full-on pandemic. According to the author, the next flu pandemic raises the possibility of a repeat of the 1918 pandemic. The author asserts that the organization's declaration enables companies to focus on the development of pandemic vaccine.
ACCESSION #
42637715

 

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