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Life-long Influenza Vaccine (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 08:01 PM
A company named Acambis has recently announced it has engineered a influenza vaccine that it claims will protect the patient from the flu.. for life. The vaccine, germinated in fertile chicken eggs, is the first-ever 'broad spectrum' vaccine, which is effective against many of the most common types of flu.
BRITISH scientists are developing a revolutionary vaccine that works against all types of flu, the UK DAILY MAIL fronts on Friday.

It would protect people against flu and a single jab could give lifelong immunity.

Currently, new vaccines have to be developed each year. The major breakthrough has been made by the Cambridge biotech firm Acambis.

When it announced the news yesterday the value of its shares jumped by 9p. Such a vaccine would be massively lucrative for its manufacturer.

Each year, flu kills up to 12,000 people in the UK, many of them elderly. But experts have been warning of a possible global pandemic of bird flu, which would infect a third of the world's population in just a year and kill hundreds of millions.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The current problem with influenza vaccines is that they need to be reengineered every year to account for the viral changes the influenza strand goes through often causing delays and backlogs of injections.

It is not clear at this time if this vaccine will combat the Avian Flu.

[edit on 8/4/2005 by QuietSoul]

posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 08:20 PM
My opinion is three fold....


The mutations possible in viral agents over the time span of an average human allows for ample time and environmental factors to coalesce in order to trump this latest doubt it's effective, and short term may even showcase something dramatic.......but don't ever doubt or take for granted the power of mother nature....


The best vaccination, imo, is a healthy lifestyle and an upbeat attitude.......scoff at the inclusion of 'upbeat attitude' if you want, but the basic fact is that positive thinking(subjective and different for everyone) is what helps produce the condusive hormones(don't have my journal right now) that allow for a more fluid, stronger, and more plentiful system....I could back this up and will should the need arise......


Note the trepidation dosplayed in the article concerning the Avian Flu.......this loops us back to point number one......mutations can and probably will occur to nullify the claim associated with the wonder vaccine....

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