WHO Experts Say That H1N1 Vaccinations Will Work

By: Mirak Inariv


H1N1 vaccines should offer broad protection even if the pandemic flu virus mutates as it spreads, a top World Health Organization expert related on Wednesday.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that it was doubtful the vaccines would be available before October. About thirty candidate vaccines are being worked on in the frenzy to combat influenza strain that first appeared in Mexico and the US and then moved around the planet. "No nations will have vaccine for everyone from the 1st day it is available for use," Kieny informed the WHO Circular , a publication of the United Countries agency.
The pharmaceutical industry will used tiered pricing for the regimes purchasing H1N1 vaccines, charging rich countries $10 to $20 per dose, middle-income nations half that amount and low income countries half that again, according to Kieny. "These are ballpark figures but this is the order of magnitude," she claimed.
The chemical sector will used tiered pricing for the states purchasing H1N1 vaccines, charging rich states $10 to $20 per dose, middle-income nations half that amount and low income nations half that again, according to Kieny. "These are ballpark figures but this is the order of magnitude," she claimed.
Research on shots developed responding to H5N1 bird influenza, which is more lethal than the pandemic variety but spreads a lot less simply between humans, has helped vaccine makers develop safe H1N1 shots quickly, according to Kieny.
"Although the virus can mutate, we hope that there'll be enough cross-protection through recognition of the new virus. But if the virus changes too much, we are going to need new vaccines," she said to the WHO Circular .
The WHO foresees a 3rd of the planet's population will finally become infected with H1N1, commonly called swine influenza. So far, at least 2,185 people have died of it and millions of people have been infected.

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