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Topic - Flu vaccine now 28-32% effective
Posted: March 06 2017 at 7:30am By Guest8
Note that this was only (confirmed) in London and Nordic countries, not the entire hemisphere. This bodes poorly for the upcoming flu season (2017-2018) but all signs in the Americas currently point to an effective vaccine this season. 

This will be a big deal if:

* The upcoming season is predominated by H3N2.

* The upcoming season is predominated by H3N2 and the dominant strain has poor cross-reactivity with the chosen vaccine strain.

* The WHO and general vaccine preparations cannot adapt to this late-season change in the flu status quo.

None of the above are guarantees, but it also doesn't look good. 



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