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Devilish Dilemmas Surround Pandemic Flu Vaccine

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Science  08 May 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5928, pp. 702-705
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_702

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  • Do WHO Guidelines on Pandemic Influenza Follow Biomedical Ethics?

    I wish to point out that the World Health Organization (WHO) implicitly accepts ethical standards in its guidelines on pandemic influenza that do not cohere with the basic principles of biomedical ethics used throughout the world in the post-Nazi era (News of the Week, "Devilish dilemmas surround pandemic flu vaccine," M. Enserink and J. Kaiser, 8 May 2009, p. 702). WHO recommends in its Influenza Vaccine Position Paper (1...

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