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Friday, July 25, 2014

The drug company GlaxoSmithKline submitted an application Thursday to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its malaria vaccine RTS,S -- the world's first. The company announced their application Thursday in a press release. Though there's still no guarantee the drug will make it to market, it is exciting news for researchers who've worked decades to figure out a way to thwart one of the most widespread and prolific diseases in the world. According the World Health Organization, the parasite infected 207 million people in 2012. Some 627,000 of those infected perished. Humans become infected with the disease via mosquitoes which carry the parasite and transfer it when they bite.

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If this works, what a milestone in human medicine. Jenny McCarthy must be having conniptions.

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This would be a huge deal, even if it is partially successful.

Jenny McCarthy must be having conniptions.

Her son recently received a diagnosis that was something she couldn't pin on vaccines (can't remember what exactly).

She claimed she was never "anti-vaccine" in an interview afterwards.

Confirming she's as big a pile of dung most thought she was.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-25 01:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

Silicone is not dung.

#2 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-25 02:10 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Silicone is not dung.

LOL Either they missed or deposited the extra in her head.

She didn't even have the integrity to own up to what she'd been pushing for years.

www.slate.com

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-25 02:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

Seriously, JPW, if Americans who do not see malaria often had any idea how monumental a vaccine for this disease could be, this would be the screaming headline on Page 1.
I knew a Monseigneur back in the 60's as a young man. He was at a church in Bloomfield NJ and had malaria. What a wise and very good man he was. Malarial attacks are horrible to see.
He was "Papa Reardon," the man who was chaplain for the Marines on Guadalcanal, where he contracted malaria. When he died, you should have seen the outpouring of respect from the Corps at his funeral. A remarkable man.

#4 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-25 02:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

Seriously, JPW, if Americans who do not see malaria often had any idea how monumental a vaccine for this disease could be, this would be the screaming headline on Page 1

I'm a microbiologist. I don't work with malaria or any of the other vaccine preventable diseases, but I'm aware enough of the pampered ignorance Americans are inflicted with.

Hell, we're fat and old enough to worry about heart disease. If we're lucky cancer gets us.

I knew a Monseigneur back in the 60's as a young man.

God damn you're old LOL

He was "Papa Reardon," the man who was chaplain for the Marines on Guadalcanal, where he contracted malaria. When he died, you should have seen the outpouring of respect from the Corps at his funeral. A remarkable man.

I can only imagine.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-25 03:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

As stated, even if only partly effective, this will be HUGE.

But remember: ALL, repeat ==ALL== vaccines will cause adverse reactions in someone. There is no vaccine that does no harm, but all the ones you'll ever see do vastly more good than harm.

That we punish vaccine making for lack of perfection, in SPITE of the vast good they do, is an act of pure evil.

I wonder what the private research investment was? Unless it was 'zero', I anticipate a whine fest when folks expect to get paid.

#6 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-07-25 05:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

When the marines went to Liberia to get out the Amercans a few years back a good percentage got malaria.Recently read during Jesus time those who lived past childhood spent 1/4 of their life sick with it.It wasn't a big thrill for the Roman soldiers to be sent there

#7 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014-07-26 02:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

When I was in Mogadishu we took something called Larium (sp?) everyday. Doc would watch us put it in our mouths and them make us open up to check that we took it. Once we left we switched to something called Primaquine. Stuff made me feel a little crappy at times, but the alternative would be much worse. My dad picked it up on one if his many trips to Africa, nearly killed him until one Dr. finally asked, "Have you traveled outside the country recently?" Didn't have to convince me to take the pill after seeing that as a kid.

#8 | Posted by jwil72 at 2014-07-26 07:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

Despite our preoccupation with our first world problems, Malaria is the biggest killer on the planet, moreover it incapacitates many of who would otherwise be the most productive workers. This is bigger than the smallpox vaccine, more so. If even partially successful it could lift more people out of the squalor of abject poverty than all the foreign aid that has ever been spent.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-07-26 01:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Malaria was created in a lab by the CIA as part of the GOP's war on black people.

When will racism end?

#10 | Posted by pajama_boy at 2014-07-26 06:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

When all whites are dead, Pajama.

#11 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-26 10:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

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