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Originally posted by cosmicpixie
Will there be any live briefings/conferences on TV later today, GMT ?
The American research in question is indeed exciting given the dangers of potential influenza outbreaks, which can be hard to control as the virus can mutate (change) into new strains. The study has discovered antibodies that are active against some severe forms of human influenza. Giving these to healthy people in the event of an outbreak could give scientists sufficient time to develop an appropriate vaccine. However, the antibodies will need further research to determine whether they will be safe and effective in humans. Likewise, it will take more research to develop a safe vaccine that encourages the body to make these antibodies itself, rather than relying on the manufactured antibodies used in this study. Given the need for approaches to prevent and treat potential avian flu outbreaks, these areas will be keenly researched.
Originally posted by irishchic
reply to post by PrisonerOfSociety
HAHAHA! Thanks for the laugh,needed it!
I'm about as bad: you should see me trying ot use my a** as a lever for opening/closing doors and moving things around...it's a whole new cheap-thrill!
Originally posted by PrisonerOfSociety
I then developed OCD about how i should turn off the tap as my elbow couldn't reach. So i washed my hands again and soon realised i could spend the rest of my life shackled to a sink purifying those dirty thoughts of "what if?..."
I soon broke the cycle and made a cup of tea, then realised NOOO i touched the kettle, i'm trapped in a twilight zone of contact, wash, rinse, repeat