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[SD] Oxford University Tests Universal Flu Vaccine.

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http://science.slashdot.org/story/11...al-Flu-Vaccine

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If used widely a universal flu vaccine could prevent pandemics, such as the swine flu outbreaks of recent years, and end the need for a seasonal flu jab.'"
But wasn't the swine flu "pandemic" severely overblown?
Like every other flu epidemic in the past 20 years?
post #2 of 15
Not when it hits a developing or 3rd world country. The question is, will this be available to them?
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Not when it hits a developing or 3rd world country. The question is, will this be available to them?
No doubt it'll be on a black market soon enough if it works.
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I traced the original source to here : http://www.dbune.com/news/health/420...u-vaccine.html
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Anyone ever see that movie 'I Am Legend"?

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Yea....
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And I guess the most important question is. Does it work?
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I like the story... I like the Slashdot page more. Because of this:
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Well yea flu season / outbreaks are typically viewed as overblown to us (save for young kids and the elderly), but it's a pretty serious thing for more undeveloped nations.

Something like this could save a lot of lives...or bring on the zombie apocalypse

EDIT:

Crap...just read all the zombie comments...I hate being late to the party :/
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post
Well yea flu season / outbreaks are typically viewed as overblown to us (save for young kids and the elderly), but it's a pretty serious thing for more undeveloped nations.

Something like this could save a lot of lives...or bring on the zombie apocalypse

EDIT:

Crap...just read all the zombie comments...I hate being late to the party :/
Yeah "Over blown" is a relative term.

Something tells me that people wouldn't react properly if certain words aren't used in conjunction with certain actions.

In this case, "Pandemic" would only allow them to be more flexible in how they are able to fight the flu.
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and i thought the current 3 in 1 was the same thing.... i guess not.
    
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