Wednesday, November 18, 2009

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Preparedness

C-Span is the source of raw news I go to on a daily basis. Today I watched testimony about H1N1 preparedness (or the lack thereof) and how it can be improved upon in the future.

From C-Span today 

Traditional methods for producing the H1N1 vaccine, based on growing influenza cultures in eggs, have led to supply shortages, manufacturers claim. Representatives from Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis Vaccines USA and other vaccine makers joined public health officials in a House Energy & Commerce Cmte. hearing on delays in the production and delivery of the H1N1 vaccine. Washington, DC

House Committee Energy & Commerce | Oversight and Investigations House Committee Energy & Commerce | Health
Two House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees held a joint hearing to examine the federal government’s preparedness and response to the H1N1 swine flu virus and to get an update from vaccine makers on its production and distribution. Panel one included government health officials, and panel two consisted of H1N1 vaccine makers and state health .. Read More

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