Big pharma's next conception for vaccines involves a flu shot that is given once in a lifetime, which they claim will provide a lifetime of immunity.
Unlike the current flu vaccine, they propose that the lifetime inoculation would fight off all strains of the disease, from the winter flu that leaves millions feeling miserable each year, to deadly pandemic viruses.
And miraculously, the U.S.-developed drug would not have to be given each year.
According to big pharma's pseudoscientists, it's being described as the ‘holy grail’ of flu research. Just one or two shots could provide lifelong protection, a conference held by the Royal Society, Britain’s most prestigious scientific body, heard yesterday.
The drug, developed at the National Institute of Health in Maryland, uses DNA to manipulate the body’s immune system into producing antibodies against the protein’s base. At least that's the theory.
Dr Gary Nabel, the institute’s director of vaccine research, used the DNA from the protein to trick animals’ immune systems into producing antibodies that seek out and destroy the bug.
If the vaccine is as safe and powerful as the research team hope, it should be in widespread use by 2015.
Dr Nabel told the Daily Mail that a universal jab would remove the annual race to outwit the virus by formulating a jab that protects against the latest mutations.
He said: ‘Every year we try to predict which virus will circulate the next year.
‘If we predict correctly and make a vaccine that’s a good match, we are OK.
‘But maybe once every three years a new strain crops up or one that is just completely different from what was predicted.
‘And in these cases, the vaccine isn’t terribly effective and we really have no protection.’
A universal vaccine would also provide valuable protection during a flu pandemic.
A number of significant hurdles remain to be overcome before these findings translate into an influenza vaccine, and consquently they may likely never materalize due to the complexity of their manufacturing.
Just as every other flu vaccine (i.e. whole or split), the chances of an effective immunodominant lifetime vaccine are next to none.
As more people become aware of the very real dangers of vaccinations, a lifetime vaccine will likely end up in the same place the H1N1 vaccine did, in the trash where it belongs.
Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.