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Even if they had a vaccine right now, would it matter?

Serious question, as thinking back to ASU microbiology, the mutation factor being that it's in so many worldwide hosts means that your only defense is to your local strain if you caught it and lived. Move to a foreign cou try, and even though you have antibodies, you don't have THOSE antibodies for the strain they all got .

Vaccines aren't a good solution to what we're seeing right now, as even the seasonal flu vaccine is limited to the top 3-4 strains that statistically are likely to hit a given population.

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