Vaccine for deadly virus on hold
August 15, 2012 |
Ebola is the deadliest virus in the world. I’d hope that producing a vaccine would be a priority. But the US government think differently – they’ve just stopped funding Ebola vaccine research.
Scientists think they can get a vaccine on the market in five years, but not without extra money.
Ebola outbreaks usually only affect small groups of people, but worryingly the virus could be turned into a biological weapon.
With no profit to be made the private sector can’t help. I think research for the good of the public needs government backing.
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