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  •  very good points (4.00)
    and kudos to you... you're the guys in the white hats.

    Roche has backed off on their hard line against patent infringement... the issue was first broached in India. And several recent studies confirm that kids get it first.

    it may be more sensible to vaccinate kids first for two reasons:

    1. studies suggest oldsters catch it form kids; Japan does it this way and it seems to work, even though WHO says no
    2. pediatricians vaccinate kids at much higher rates than internists vaccinate adults, so there's already an existing infrastructure. I'm proud to say that in CT, childhood vaccination rates approach 95% and they're good in most states. In other words, if you try to vaccinate the kids, say, in school, it might get done!

    Hopefully, Flu Wiki will allow you to look at other state plans and compare... and pull off the best items.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Oct 23, 2005 at 09:44:55 AM PDT

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