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3 out of 4 citizens in Sweden may have to wait for vaccine

Pandemiplan.comPosted by Mats Espander Fri, June 12, 2009 21:01:31

According to an article in Dagens Nyeter (dn.se). There is a great risk that 75% of Swedens citizens will have to wait for vaccine towards the H1N1 virus.

Prioritized groups for vaccine in Sweden are: Elderly, severe heart or lung disease, pregnancy patients. This is just opposite (excl pregnancy) of the predicted citizens to be infected during a pandemic - which is young healthy and employment-aged citizens.

At the same time, according to who, it will take somewhat 3-6 moths until a widely acheivable vaccine is ready.

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Posted by Mats Espander Sat, June 13, 2009 20:38:12

Well, its optimistic as it´s based on authoroties messages and medias reporting in Sweden. If you ask me it´ll probably be worse and when h1n1 encounters with h5n1 in Indonesia, for instance, you´ll never know what happens. You can allways speculate and cause people to panic - but to what use or good?

Panic never solves any troubles...

Posted by roy Sat, June 13, 2009 05:33:33

you are being optimistic.