Lothar Stitz: A Vaccine for Every Strain of the Flu

A Vaccine for Every Strain of the Flu
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Speed is essential to halting a flu pandemic. Lothar Stitz, a professor of veterinary medicine who researches virology and immunology at Germany’s Friedrich Loeffler Institute, has come up with a method to produce flu vaccines in weeks rather than months. Better yet, his vaccine may provide lifelong protection. “This could be a vaccine that covers all influenza strains,” he says.

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