October 31 Flu Update--SpoooooookkkkyyyyPart 5 of the CIDRAP vaccine series--the value of pre pandemic vaccines.
To achieve prepandemic vaccines, researchers would have to ascertain the right dose and dose interval, determine how long priming lasts, and solve the puzzle of measuring primed immunity. Further, regulatory authorities would have to determine the trial design that could deliver those answers, the public discussion that would be necessary for prepandemic vaccines to be accepted, and the safety data that would need to be gathered once the vaccines went into use (see Bibliography: Goodman 2007).
Funeral directors met in Wheeling, WV to discuss pandemic prep.
ProMed on the recent case in Indonesia.
Pakistan says it doesn't see a threat of bird flu.
Corporations are urged to include legal departments in pandemic planning.
Florida is testing for bird flu in ducks.