Saturday, September 12, 2009

One Vaccine Shot Seen as Protective for Swine Flu

This is pure psy-ops. They frighten the crap out of you by saying you need two or three shots, then, when it looks like half the country's going to revolt over it, they soothe you back to sleep by saying you'll only need one. Does that make any difference to you? Not to me. I wouldn't take half a vaccine.

    New York Times -

    Defying the expectations of experts, clinical trials are showing that the new H1N1 swine flu vaccine protects with only one dose instead of two, so the vaccine supplies now being made will go twice as far as had been predicted.

    That means it should be possible to vaccinate — well before the flu’s expected midwinter peak — all the 159 million people that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate are in the high-risk groups: pregnant women, people under 24 years old or caring for infants, people with high-risk medical conditions and health-care workers.

    Barring production delays, the government hopes to have in hand 195 million doses by year’s end.