Ivor O’Connor

February 22, 2009

Scientists Close To Universal Vaccine For Flu

Filed under: anti virus, Uncategorized — Tags: — ioconnor @ 6:54 pm

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100931249&ft=1&f=1001 is an interesting article by NPR. I’ve never seen any claims of a universal vaccine for flu before. However a universal vaccine for flue does not pass my “common sense” test. If anything our bodies probably need to fight off flus much like our bodies need exercise. Even if it does test out would somebody want to take it? Perhaps old people sure. Or people with AIDS. Or patients with other terminal conditions. But perhaps the rest of us would like to simply watch. If it’s successful flu strains will die out pretty much on their own because they have nowhere to go. If it’s not successful well the people who took the vaccine probably had to sign paperwork saying they’d take full personal responsibility. And they’ll probably invest the last of their money to medicine in the hopes of fixing what was done to them.

Am I cynical or is this just common sense? Perhaps it was not presented correctly or there is some information missing that would allow me to think differently about this?

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