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Vaccine candidate shows promise to protect against dozen-plus flu strains – News-Medical.Net

Ask Eric Weaver about pandemics, and he’s quick to remind you of a fact that illustrates the fleeting nature of human memory and the proximal nature of human attention:…

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Ask Eric Weaver about pandemics, and he’s quick to remind you of a fact that illustrates the fleeting nature of human memory and the proximal nature of human attention: The first pandemic of the 21st century struck not in 2019, but 2009.
That’s when the H1N1/09 swine flu emerged, eventually infecting upwards of 1.4 billion people — nearly one of every five on the planet at the time. True to the name, swine flus jump to humans from pigs. It’s a phenomenon that has been documented more than 400 times…

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