Thursday, May 7, 2009

Swine flu - Missed opportunity to build immunity?

TODAY carried a report by AFP entitled "Will getting H1N1 now protect you later?"

It's a very good question. Scientists everywhere are working round the clock to develop a vaccine against the virus, but here is the virus, relatively mild, going round the block, and we try so hard to prevent it from infecting people when that innocuous infection will clearly build up an immunity against that very virus.

So did all our overzealous health authorities overdo their pandemic hysteria and miss an opportunity to innoculate the community and produce immunity against the virus?

Methinks ....yes. Even though the US CDC says it's a bad idea. Maybe because the pharma industry won't make any money from a naturally occurring vaccination programme.

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