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Why We Don’t Have
an Ebola Vaccine Yet

ABC News, by Sidney Lupkin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/1/2014 4:12:29 AM

Though Ebola was first discovered nearly four decades ago, there’s still no vaccine that’s regularly administered to humans to prevent it. But why? “There’s always the layperson’s query of ‘Why don’t they rush this?’ ‘Why don’t these guys work a little later at night?’” said Dr. Willian Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. “It’s a little more complicated than that.” Because Ebola cases are so rare, drug manufacturers hadn’t been interested in investing in finding its vaccine, Schaffner said. In addition, Ebola’s rarity makes it impossible for scientists to do field studies, which they were

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: richwill, 8/1/2014 4:38:33 AM     (No. 9948870)

Because all the research money is spent on aids.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/1/2014 5:25:01 AM     (No. 9948891)

Nobody thought that the President of the United States would intentionally import these diseases into the country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamboozle, 8/1/2014 7:53:39 AM     (No. 9949025)

One might observe that the drug companies find lots of money to create and heavily advertise meds for erectile dysfunction but none to work on vaccines against diseases that could if unchecked wipe out much of humanity. Not just ebola, but no work on antibiotics useful against drug resistant bacteria.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey, 8/1/2014 7:56:07 AM     (No. 9949027)

Not enough people have died from it for the drug companies to make any money.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: aasilver, 8/1/2014 9:01:00 AM     (No. 9949119)

The USA legal profession is the one to blame. They effectively shut down the vaccine manufacturers.

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