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Medicine: Swine Flu / Vaccine #944362

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Wright) The government's consideration of distributing a swine flu vaccine without complete testing due to fear of the disease's spread featured; details given about vaccination timetables & concerns about the dangers of an untested vaccine. [HHS Secretary Kathleen SEBELIUS - comments on the virus & getting some vaccine ready.] [CDC immunization safety office Dr. Frank DeSTEFANO†- says the vaccine looks safe.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER†- comments on the vaccine scenario.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson, Tim Johnson) Schaffner's skepticism about the vaccine, the split in pros & cons on the vaccine, the prospects of an early surge in the disease, the high estimates on this potential flu pandemic discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Wright, David;
Tim, Charles Gibson,

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