vaccine

VIA WASHINGTON POST: The federal government’s unprecedented campaign to protect the nation against the swine flu pandemic has gotten off to a sputtering start, frustrating parents, pregnant women and others anxious to get immunized against the new virus. With only a fraction of the tens of millions of doses of vaccine that authorities predicted would […]

VIA YAHOO NEWS: BANGKOK – For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible. The vaccine cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by […]

(Baltimore, MD) — Clinical trials for a swine flu vaccine start next month at the University of Maryland Medical Center. But is the quick development of a vaccine safe? During a swine flu scare in 1976, President Ford ordered every man, woman and child to receive a vaccine. Hundreds developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, and some died. […]