Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Should Germany Gamble Millions on More Vaccine?

Swine flu hasn't caused nearly as many problems as some had predicted. Still, some worry that the next wave of the epidemic is going to be much, much worse. A debate is raging in Germany over whether to steer millions more to pharmaceutical companies for additional vaccine for the entire population.

Matthias Orth is fighting on the frontlines against the epidemic. He works as a medical manager at the Marienhospital in the southwestern German city of Stuttgart. This is where the city's emergency health facilities are, and this is where the ill gather at night and on the weekends.,1518,647666,00.html

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