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In short order every few years a new flu strain evolves that many say threatens to disrupt civilization as we know it. With super bug fears rising every year, some say the next superbug could be the one that finally mimics the Spanish flu and kills millions. Of course these diseases are often seen as nothing more than an inconvenience. But fear them or merely dislike them, a new vaccine may soon be available that removes the flu from our lives forever. The logic of the vaccine is as follows: there are two largely recognizable parts of a flu virus, the head and the stem. In using an analogy comparing the flu virus to an ice-cream cone we can discover how the vaccine works. The head of the virus is similar to the ice cream contained in the cone. The flavors or genetic variations of the virus change from one generation to the next, making it difficult to predict what will be coming next. Meanwhile, despite the flavors of virus being different the cone is always the same, and rarely changes. This new vaccine will target the thing that makes all flu viruses similar by making the body produce antibodies that fight specifically against it.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by True-seer
You said something that triggered a thought.
If the vaccine works against "ALL" viruses, then it may be effective against HIV? HPV? Maybe even other viruses that are loosely associated with Cancers?
This could be a larger breakthrough than just curing the seasonal flu!