Universal Flu Vaccine Could Prevent Widespread Epidemic, Researchers Say

Global Health NOW: U.S., World Still Not Ready for Another Flu Pandemic
“Despite countless breakthroughs in medicine since the 1918 flu pandemic, one key advance continues to elude researchers. Without a universal vaccine to combat ever-changing flu strains, another pandemic threatens to overwhelm U.S. health care system, warns Tom Inglesby, MD, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. … ‘Beyond the U.S., where there is even more limited health care capacity, the problem would be even greater,’ Inglesby said…” (Ferraro, 11/8).