Thursday, November 1, 2007

WHO says vaccine capacity will soar- I'm not convinced

Perhaps one of the biggest fears in a pandemic is the fact that we won't have enough vaccines (a given at this point). This brings up tons of questions, like who deserves the vaccine more than others? Now the WHO is expecting vaccine capacity to soar, but other experts aren't convinced- not to mention the fact that these viruses are constantly changing. What a mess!

WHO expects pandemic vaccine capacity to soar

Oct 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today estimated that by 2010 the world may be equipped to make enough pandemic influenza vaccine to immunize 4.5 billion people—vastly more than in previous projections, though still well short of the world's population of 6.7 billion.

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