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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Vaccine expert Paul Offit, M.D., says such concerns are well-founded. "Even if bird flu isn't the culprit, there almost certainly will be a disastrous pandemic of some sort in the next 20 years," says Dr. Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "And if we continue on our present course, the U.S. will not be prepared to handle it."<br><br>
....Dr. Offit notes the threat of ruinous litigation prevents U.S. pharmaceutical companies from creating new influenza vaccines.....<br><br>
That dire prospect was averted by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, signed into law in 1986, which protects companies from lawsuits not supported by scientific evidence. Still, the program does not preclude all lawsuits. If U.S. manufacturersare discouraged from creating new influenza vaccines, Dr. Offit warns, no onewill be willing to step in and start building the necessary infrastructure --which can take three to five years -- to prevent a pandemic.....<br><br>
"Unsurprisingly, politicians spout sound bites about their unwillingness to remove 'consumer protections' from the equation, but they have it all wrong," Dr. Offit says. "The only real way to 'protect' consumers is to keep them alive. We must move fast and we must move now. The clock is ticking."</td>
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does he ever say anything that makes sense?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">""We are at a crisis point," he says. "The only solution, at least as I see it, is to provide ironclad legal protections to pharmaceutical companies that are willing to start working on new influenza vaccines for the future and<br>
allow them to prioritize regulations to which they must adhere."</td>
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what can you even say?...
 

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