Lots of babies get measles in Africa and India, and it is a significant cause of death there. A great deal of work has gone into developing measles vaccines that can be given to children at younger and younger ages, especially in . . . Continue reading →
Anthrax Vaccine: Its checkered history, excessive stockpile and the human and financial costs By Meryl Nass, MD* The current vaccine (Biothrax, manufactured by Emergent Biosolutions or EBS) has never been proved effective in humans. One human trial took place in the 1950s . . . Continue reading →
Part III. The Untouchable Third Rail in Healthcare—The Vaccine Controversy: Core Issues Continue reading →
The Tacoma Tribune reports that the head of the Center for Disease Control, Dr. Julie Gerberding, has reversed the agency’s bird flu policy, which viewed the threat from the worse-case scenario lens.