WHO says new flu “unstoppable”

July 15, 2009


Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO director of the Initiative for Vaccine Research, declares H1N1 “unstoppable”.

“The committee recognized that theĀ H1N1 pandemic … is unstoppable and therefore that all countries need access to vaccine,” Kieney said.

“The SAGE recognized first that healthcare workers should be immunized in all countries in order to retain a functional health system as the virus evolves,” she added.

After that, each country should decide who is next in line, based on the virus’s unusual behavior.

The United States alone is projected to spend over $850 on vaccines, which have yet to be tested or produced.

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