Any time a new government-endorsed vaccine is suggested for an entire population there are those who will raise suspicions as to motivation. I’m sure this new “one size fits all” flu vaccine will be no different. From USA Today:
A universal flu vaccine that protects against all strains may be within reach in the next five years, replacing annual shots developed for specifics flu viruses, the chief of the National Institutes of Health predicts.
Francis Collins told USA TODAY’s Editorial Board on Tuesday that he is “guardedly optimistic” about development of a long-term shot to replace the one “you’d have to renew every year.”
About 200,000 people are hospitalized with the flu every year, and an estimated 3,000 to 49,000 die…