CDC: No vaccine prevents the new swine flu
By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP) — There is no vaccine available to prevent the new swine flu. However, there are antiflu drugs that do work once someone is sick. The acting head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the government is still deciding whether to order that a swine flu vaccine be produced.
Dr. Richard Besser says it's not an easy decision, because vaccine manufacture takes a long time and would interrupt ongoing work to create next winter's regular flu shot.
But if a vaccine eventually is ordered, the CDC already has taken a key preliminary step — creating what's called seed stock of the virus that manufacturers would use.
(Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.)
Heat and food
There's nothing quite as beautiful as an Oregon Coast sunset and it's even more fun to watch when there are kids to enjoy, too! The Dyer family (and a "spare") was visiting Winchester Bay and were posing for photos and just being normal kids so I had a blast taking their photos during their antics.
Strolling through the Owen Rose Garden in Eugene
A great time at Willamalane's Summer Fair 2015 in Springfield.