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Oxford University Tests Universal Flu Vaccine 218

dbune writes "A universal flu vaccine has been tested by scientists at Oxford University. '... the vaccine targets proteins inside the flu virus that are common across all strains, instead of those that sit on the virus's external coat, which are liable to mutate. If used widely a universal flu vaccine could prevent pandemics, such as the swine flu outbreaks of recent years, and end the need for a seasonal flu jab.'"
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Oxford University Tests Universal Flu Vaccine

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  • Re:Hmm.. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by uigrad_2000 ( 398500 ) on Monday February 07, 2011 @11:41PM (#35133914) Homepage Journal

    In her trial, Gilbert vaccinated 11 healthy volunteers and then infected them, along with 11 non-vaccinated volunteers, with the Wisconsin strain of the H3N2 influenza A virus, which was first isolated in 2005.

    "Fewer of the people who were vaccinated got flu than the people who weren't vaccinated," said Gilbert.

    Can you guess where I'm going with this? ..... Small.... sample.... size....

    Here's a hint: Yesterday, the NFC won the coin toss for the super bowl. That makes 14 years in a row that the NFC has won the coin toss. Does that prove that the coin toss is not random?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 08, 2011 @12:52AM (#35134326)

    You guys should know that the more oxygen is in your body then the higher your PH level and you simply can't get sick because the virus can't penetrate the cell wall as well as the Immune System is at it's prime to isolate foreign bodies.

    If you have a zit or any kind of puss on your body, either from an ingrown hair or a foot injury, perhaps from a food allergy, then you will discover that the puss is a super-high PH like around 13 because that is the body's way of enclosing and pushing-out the invasive things it encounters; it's why some people drink small amounts of food-grade (25%) hydrogen peroxide with some of their vegetable smoothies and juicers because the more oxygenated your body then the more toxins your body can properly identify for ejection. It's how heavy-metals are broken from fats, so your body is rid of that matterial known as "cellulite." I'm not recommending you to drink some of the verry puss off your nerdy faces, but the secretions of your nostrils has been an enticement to some suggestive behaviour continuing this day from many childhoods: boogers are high-PH too, and scientists say the healthier individuals recycle their mucus, so take a hint guys.

    You don't need Vaccinations, and they are realy more a kind of innoculation than their advertisers are willing to admit. Just get your nutrition, and oxygenetate your body, and you can't get sick.

  • Re:1 question (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Brett Buck ( 811747 ) on Tuesday February 08, 2011 @01:29AM (#35134484)

    The desperate hangers-on to the entirely discredited "vaccine" = "autism" theory recall another bizarre and desperate group I saw on a TV show the other day.

          They were having a panel of "crop circle experts" discuss all the mysterious alien influences and methodology underlying a nearby crop circle flap. After a few hours, some people stand up at the back, and state that *they* made the crop circles. They also showed a video-tape of themselves making the crop circles. The crop circle experts claimed - in all seriousness - that the aliens FAKED the tape, and then brainwashed the people into claiming they were responsible.


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