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Care story for you tonight one that might cut down on your health care costs a new listen -- this universal flu vaccine.
Now researchers say wallets in the early stages of development and universal flu vaccine which ultimately would eliminate the need for an annual flu shot.
Is under way could be coming year two years with more on this doctor -- Dakotas actors to great to have you here how worried if that's possible.
It really hits and -- me.
-- and a whole new generation.
A flu vaccines it's really pretty marvelous because as you were saying earlier on in your segment cost is such an issue.
And the flu virus costs us billions of dollars a year worse than that.
People die each year from the flu related markets.
The elderly and the young.
I is it possible that when you get to a point read anything.
Have to worry about the flow that would be so wonderful I mean just think and so many people can't get to the doctor either they don't have health insurance -- We've had major problems in the last couple years with the distribution of vaccine.
Which means at my office I've been waiting with -- Brack for -- -- to -- and many times it doesn't.
Not so why wouldn't have to worry about this every year so if someone can get a shot and it could last them let's say ten years that would be terrific -- it would work against every subsequent.
Probably -- the talk a little bit about how this vaccine typically gets put together and and why.
You know sometimes it doesn't come quickly enough.
Sometimes that thing mutates and becomes something else tell us about that well every year this is a seasonal vaccine that is made.
And scientists are scrambling to get it together.
Because they're isolating the virus they're growing at an making a joke.
And they have to hope he acts all of our vaccines right now -- made an -- And some of us are allergic to -- very delicate percentage of the population can take a flu shot for that reason so that doesn't really make much sense that makes it more difficult.
So anyway the way that it works is every year -- have to make new vaccine.
And what they're looking for out they're looking to target some of the unusual proteins.
On the surface of the virus.
But the new vaccine actually looks for those proteins that are common.
So it would go after any unusual protein and everything all of the -- all the proteins that all of these viruses in one caddie Gary singer.
So that could really be amazing that's how that would actually work would just be fantastic -- I you know.
Last year I didn't get when I felt lousy all year -- if -- only done it in October I would have been fine.
How soon to we might see this as I understand we're not -- testing in humans and now we've not started we actually tested it -- -- in mice.
But we had not yet tested in humans I would say it's going to be good to five years out.
RAY waiting with bated breath I can't wait that's a great idea -- -- the flu shot.
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