Confronting an influenza pandemic with inexpensive generic agents: can it be done?

  title={Confronting an influenza pandemic with inexpensive generic agents: can it be done?},
  author={David S. Fedson},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  volume={8 9},
Avian influenza A H5N1 presents a serious and possibly imminent pandemic threat. In such an event, adequate supplies of affordable vaccines and antiviral agents will be unavailable to most people in the world. In view of the overwhelming need for effective alternatives, generic agents that target the host immune response or the pandemic virus should be considered. Many scientists doubt the effectiveness of these agents. Nonetheless, several studies suggest that statins improve outcomes in… CONTINUE READING


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