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  • yardbird09 yardbird09 Oct 18, 2011 2:28 PM Flag

    Vaccine effectiveness?

    Report says that the vaccine cuts risk of malaria in half for children 5-17 months for one year.

    How significant is this test result? Shouldn't a vaccine be almost %100 effective, as with vaccines for polio and MMR? Does this indicate that more work needs to be done? Or can a vaccine that is 50% effective still be sold? I realize that 50% is a lot better than not at all, but I can't imagine a vaccine being marketed in the US that is only 50% effective. Maybe Africa is different.

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    • It's all we've got.
      Been a long time coming.
      Bill and Melinda Gates have pumped in Billions to get us this far.
      It's 50% for the toughest Malaria. 90% for the easier forms.
      The next thing is in the works but it involved this vaccine and
      something else as a booster. But, that version is 3-4 years behind this one.

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