Heat blamed for spray vaccine’s failure against swine flu

If you believe this, I have some oceanfront property in Indiana I want to sell you…
It didn’t work because vaccines don’t work. Period.
And did you notice that the swine flu, which was the object of hysteria just a few short years ago, is now declining in numbers? Hmmm…could it be that people whom had the flu have developed immunity to it, therefore, the numbers are going down? Nah, that’s just crazy talk. 😛

Global News

ATLANTA – The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.

The AstraZeneca FluMist vaccine works well for most flu strains, but small studies found it didn’t work very well against the swine flu bug that first emerged in 2009. Swine flu has returned each year since but wasn’t a big player this flu season.

The problem first came to light last year, when swine flu was behind most illnesses. At a medical meeting Thursday, company officials said they investigated and concluded that the swine flu part of the vaccine is unusually sensitive to heat.

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