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27 Apr 2020

Setting it straight: Pustules, Poxes and World Immunisation Week

Setting it Straight - Issue #4

Swiftwater, with less than 1000 people, is a tiny, rural community in the great State of Pennsylvania. It’s also home to one of the world’s biggest influenza vaccine laboratories. When I visited there to give a research seminar many years back, it was owned by the Canadian Company, Connaught. Now, with all the shapeshifting that’s occurred in the pharmaceutical/vaccine industry, it’s part of the global giant, Sanofi Pasteur. Why locate a major vaccine facility in such a remote place? Think cows!