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Vaccine Success Holds Hope For End To Deadly Scourge Of Ebola

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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) -- The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100-percent effective.

Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck and NewLink Genetics' VSV-ZEBOV vaccine on some 4,000 people who had been in close contact with a confirmed Ebola case, showed 100-percent protection after 10 days.

The results were described as "remarkable" and "game changing" by global health specialists.

"We believe that the world is on the verge of an efficacious Ebola vaccine," WHO vaccine expert Marie Paule Kieny told reporters in a briefing from Geneva.

The vaccine could now be used to help end the worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa since it began in December 2013.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the results, published online in the medical journal The Lancet, were an "extremely promising development."
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Great news from the world of science, the scare of the deadly virus recently maybe a thing of the past keep fingers crossed hope for the best but so far so good 100% success rate so far.




posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: Spider879

Yay, for those who are exposed to this lethal virus.

And...imagine being the patent holder for these vaccines. Like the CDC, who filed a patent for EBOLA along with the NIH in 2007. Patent # CA 2741523 A1

Why would the CDC need a patent on a vaccine unless profit was desired? And develop the vaccine thru a proxy 3rd party developer called Tekmira Pharma. Corp.,.

Government sponsored companies and elites have sure positioned themselves nicely here.

To save us, right?



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 08:38 PM
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This is great news that the trials have been successful thus far.

But I'm still trying to wrap my brain around why Canada would sell this vaccine to a damned for-profit company like Merck.

This vaccine should have been freely distributed to those in need for the simple sake of global health, without the damn profit making process being involved.

I hate my government.




posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

NOTHING in life is free.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

Nice another Vaccine for the US population, what ya guys up to 60+? Here we have 2 + 2 mandatory



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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Why would the CDC need a patent on a vaccine unless profit was desired?

The CDC does not have a patent on a vaccine.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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But I'm still trying to wrap my brain around why Canada would sell this vaccine to a damned for-profit company like Merck.
Probably because Merck has production and distribution facilities.



posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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