Pandemic Preparedness Important to MD Vaccine Maker | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Pandemic Preparedness Important to MD Vaccine Maker

Play associated audio

An H1N1 vaccine is scheduled to be available by next week. A firm based in Maryland is responsible for the first batch. MedImmune has been in the flu business for more than two decades. It introduced the seasonal-flu vaccine, FluMist, in 2003.

George Kemble is MedImmune's vice-president of vaccine research and development. He says the firm has put a lot of time and energy into pandemic preparedness. The nasal-spray vaccine is approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

WAMU 88.5

Math Is Everywhere, But Especially On National Mall This Weekend

The first National Math Festival of its kind comes to the District Saturday, taking over the National Mall and Smithsonian museums.
NPR

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.
NPR

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.
NPR

What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.