Pandemic flu vaccine: are we doing enough?Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Dec; 82(6):633-5.CP
Influenza experts have been trying for a long time to convince other scientists, the public health community, and the general population that preparations for a pandemic should be a priority. But it was not until the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian strain emerged, causing a great epizootic and infecting and killing people exposed to infected birds, that research on this topic exploded. Below I discuss some truly phenomenal advances that have emerged from this newfound interest in pandemic influenza, to show that, yes, we are doing enough.