Can we make a vaccine to stop swine flu?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine flu is continuing it's spread around the globe, and there's one word on everyone's lips: vaccine. Can researchers create a vaccine that will stop the virus with one quick jab of a needle? How quickly can a vaccine be created? And what can we do to prevent the spread of the flu before a vaccine is created? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, explains.

We were lucky enough to be able to nab Dr. Fauci by phone before he heads to Capitol Hill this afternoon, where he will testify at an emergency Senate meeting about the federal government's response to swine flu.

For more from Dr. Fauci, read his commentary on MSNBC.com, Why there is no AIDS vaccine.

Guests:

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Contributors:

Molly Webster

Comments [1]

Steve C

You remember E.B. White's farmyard? Pigs and birds and humans (and a spider named Charlotte) spending hours and hours together in an agricultural setting? Please keep in mind that the SIZE of the farm is a crucial variable, and one that I'm sure Dr. Fauci would agree with. He had a lot on his mind this morning, about to appear before Congress.

Apr. 28 2009 09:44 PM

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