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Subject: Re: DARPA and vaccines Date: 7/31/2012 6:33 PM
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DARPA has achieved the milestone of producing 10M vaccine doses in a 1 month period.

Well, that's a big improvement.

Imagine, though, what will happen if and when there is an outbreak of communicable avian influenza... Some 7 billion people will want the vaccination yesterday! At the rate of 10 million doses per month, it will take 700 months (i.e. 58+ years) to make the vaccine.

Of course, what will really happen is that the CDC will help other countries to build the plants necessary to create their own vaccines. Still, the delays will be too much for most of the world.

Loren
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