SPOTLIGHT: Preparing for a pandemic

In an editorial, The Washington Post says that the appearance of avian flu to Africa demonstrates that the spread of the virus is out of control. Despite high-level attention, the newspaper calls on the U.S. and other countries to better coordinate their avian flu response with a heavy focus on research into a new vaccine. The editorial calls for a timeline, leadership and major incentives to accelerate research in the face of a possible human pandemic. Report

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