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Swine Flu Vaccine Will Be Too Late to Prevent Pandemic, Experts Say

The New York Times, 14 September 2009
Publié le : 14 septembre 2009
 Donald G. McNeil Jr. 

"Several prominent epidemiologists are warning that even though the new swine flu vaccine works much better than expected, it will still come too late to blunt the peak of this season's pandemic.

"The epidemiologists said Friday that they expected the peak to come as early as next month, long before enough vaccine to protect all 159 million Americans who need it most will be ready.

"It would be bizarre for it to peak in January or February, the way seasonal flu does, said Dr. Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and a consultant on flu epidemics to the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. He noted that the pandemics of 1918 and 1957, which were also caused by new viral strains, had both peaked early."

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