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Medicine: Swine Flu / Vaccine #951578

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 25, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) President Obama's declaration of the H1N1 swine flu as a national emergency noted.

(New York: John Yang) The swine flu vaccine shortage featured; scenes shown from Chicago, North Carolina & Virginia of people in line. [Several vaccine HOPEFULS - wait.] [HHS Dr. Nicole LURIE†- says hospitals want to be prepared; offers advice about vaccine.] Map of states with hospital bed shortages shown. [Trust for America's Health director Jeff LEVI†- says the health care system is overburdened.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live discussion held with National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci about swine flu. [FAUCI - outlines the timetable for more vaccine doses; outlines the problems in vaccine production; comments on the trials of the vaccine that indicate it will work & assumptions about the influenza viruses.]

Holt, Lester;
Yang, John

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