How to beat polio, say scientists
Posted On August 9, 2021
The world’s first polio vaccine is here, and it’s in Florida, but the results are less than inspiring.
On Thursday, the first of 2,100 doses of the new vaccine was released to more than 2,400 residents of Broward County, a major Florida county.
The first shots of the vaccine are scheduled to be administered to 2,000 of the first-time recipients, who have been vaccinated with a strain of the disease that can be contracted through the air, and a further 2,300 people are scheduled for their shots.
In order to reach those two million people, the vaccine must be given to a limited number of people every day for a minimum of six weeks.
The vaccines are expected to cost between $750 and $1,200 each.
The first dose was released at 6 a.m. local time on Thursday.
The state has said it expects the vaccine to be effective in one to two months, but some experts are skeptical that it will be enough to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country.
A second dose is expected to be delivered in two to three weeks.
It is the first time in history that a vaccine has been administered to more people than its makers have predicted, but many experts doubt the effectiveness of the second dose, which has been used on about 500 people in the United States and about 100,000 people around the world.
The vaccine is designed to kill the virus in two weeks.
However, it is likely to be ineffective against the highly contagious and deadly strain of polio that is spreading in countries around the globe, including in the US.
Experts believe that about 5 percent of the people infected with polio worldwide have died.
In recent years, the US has had a resurgence of the virus, which was once eradicated in the 1980s.
The virus has become more dangerous in recent years.
In some countries, like the US, the virus is still active and spreading.
In some of these countries, it can spread to people with weakened immune systems and who have not received the vaccine.
Experts say that the vaccine has the potential to be even more effective in the future, if it is given to people who have recently been vaccinated.
“If we are not doing our job, we should have the vaccine now,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).