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Medicine: Swine Flu / Vaccine #959297

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The impact of H1N1/swine flu on children noted; CDC statistics cited.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) Concern about vaccine shortages featured; scene shown of people waiting for the vaccine near Washington, DC; details given about the antiquated production process; diagram shown; projected sales for drug maker Novartis cited. [NYU Langone Medical Center Dr. Martin BLASER†- states production and distribution are slow.] [Protein Sciences Corp. CEO Daniel ADAMS†- says there is resistance to change in the pharmaceutical business.] [Scientia Advisors managing partner Harry GLORIKIAN†- notes the cost for rushing.]

(New York: Jeff Glor) The economic impact of an H1N1 pandemic featured; details given about cases among the Cleveland Browns football team and preparations by the Boston Port Authority and a Malibu restaurant. [Cleveland Browns linebacker David BOWENS†- talks about prevention.] [Cleveland Clinic Thomas TALLMAN†- comments on the clinic’s phone triage hotline.] [Small Business Administration Karen MILLS††- notes the challenge for small businesses.]

Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Glor, Jeff

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