Thursday, December 28, 2006

The vaccine to cure every strain of flu

Except the super-deadly strains that will evolve because of this new vaccine.

British scientists are on the verge of producing a revolutionary flu vaccine that works against all major types of the disease.

On the verge huh. I've been on the verge of many things, many, many things. Luckily for everyone I'm very lazy.

Described as the 'holy grail' of flu vaccines, it would protect against all strains of influenza A - the virus behind both bird flu and the nastiest outbreaks of winter flu.

How about cancer, and AIDS, and diabetes and, you know, the dieases that are killing everyone? It's great that you found a cure for the sniffles. Now, how about that flesh eating bacteria that eats you alive. That's be nice to not have around anymore.

Just a couple of injections could give long-lasting immunity - unlike the current vaccine which has to be given every year.

As long as I don't have to be one of the first test monkeys. Sure, you won't get the flu, but your skin turns purple and your nose bleeds everyday and for some strange reason there's a humming sound in your pants.

The brainchild of scientists at Cambridge biotech firm Acambis, working with Belgian researchers, the vaccine will be tested on humans for the first time in the next few months.

Expect horrific side effects. Like X-Men.


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