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Alwayssunnyinarizona247 karma

Former vaccine researcher here - it's one of the toughest problems to solve (maybe the only thing tougher is a vaccine for prions and other misfolded proteins - my current field), and will likely take some advancements in fields across cell biology, virology, and immunology to make it happen. My guess is that the vaccine won't be targeting antigens that are subject to drift and shift, but processes that are common to all influenza viruses - cell surface binding, replication, etc. That's where the bright minds from different fields comes into play. This requires some real out-of-the-box thinking.

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the US

That's optimistic.

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Sign me up - I've got plenty of crazy ideas. Some of them even scientific!

Alwayssunnyinarizona11 karma

A very common suspect - they can do serology to demonstrate rising titers.

Source: I'm a trained medical virologist.

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Phoenix fist-bump.

While this project might not provide all of the answers, it'll help formulate questions that haven't even been considered yet.