Bill and Melinda Gates in Davos, Switzerland, January 29, 2010.
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January 29, 2010 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it plans to more then double its spending on vaccine development and deployment over the next decade with a $10 billion investment. Bill Gates tells NPR the reason is that vaccines have "b...
A syringe and vials of swine flu vaccine at a hospital in Essen, Germany, last year.
January 13, 2010 Who's on the hook to pay for swine flu vaccine still in the pipeline? Is it the governments, which pushed vaccine makers to stretch their capacity to the limit last summer? Or will it be the companies that took a gamble they'd be compensated for a...
December 21, 2009 Gerberding, an infectious disease specialist, made her name as a physician in the early days of HIV/AIDS. She came to the CDC in 1998, and was credited with smoothly handling the media after the mysterious anthrax attacks that followed the World T...
December 9, 2009 Despite repeated government calls to "Get yer flu shots," the same number of Americans stepped up to get seasonal flu shots this year as last — about a third of all adults.
October 26, 2009 Overly optimistic projections and a slew of manufacturing problems have led to disappointment on vaccine against the new H1N1 virus.
October 23, 2009 Persistent shortages of swine flu vaccine are taxing the patience of worried people and triggering criticism of the government's response to the pandemic.
October 7, 2009 Inadequate supplies of the seasonal flu vaccine and a shift to swine flu vaccination has led to cancellation of some clinics.
October 6, 2009 An experimental vaccine helped reduce cocaine use, but the effect was modest and short-lived.
October 6, 2009 Despite a few reports of minor side effects after swine flu immunization in China, the World Health Organization affirmed the safety of H1N1 vaccines.
September 29, 2009 Worries about the flu are helping spark a revival in the vaccine business.
September 25, 2009 The first doses of swine flu vaccine should be headed your way within a week or two, says the CDC's chief. But the state-by-state distribution process — getting the right version to the right people — "is going to be a little bumpy" at first.
September 24, 2009 An experimental vaccine provided modest protection against HIV infection in a clinical test, a first in the decades-long search for a vaccine to fight AIDS.
September 16, 2009 RIchard Knox clears up the confusion about pregnancy and the swine flu vaccine.
September 8, 2009 The HPV vaccine helps guard against cervical cancer, but some docs are reluctant to give it to young girls.
August 17, 2009 A universal vaccine against flu would be a handy tool to prevent pandemics and fight seasonal flu, but the viruses still have the upper hand.
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