Seasonal Vaccine is likely no help

EDIT: Apparently, after more testing H1N1 does show some sensitivity to both Tamiflu and Relenza. But this may not be stable. We’ll wait and see.

To answer Andrew’s question, it looks like the season vaccine is not going to be effective at all.

ATLANTA ā€” U.S. health officials say they are “very pessimistic” that the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the unique swine flu infecting people in the United States, Mexico and other countries.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said Sunday afternoon that tests of the seasonal vaccine and the new virus show no cross-reaction, suggesting that people who got the vaccine have no added protection against the new bug.

From: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6393473.html

With this in mind, let’s keep that discussion rolling! And thanks for all the comments today!!

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1 Comment

  1. I’m prepared for the worst. As soon as the Swine Flu spreads to Roanoke I will definitely be having a Fuck It All Party with champagne, party hats and three metric tonnes of bacon.


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