Swine Flu Gets to South America

South America's 12 nations all agreed to respect the regional vaccine price ceilings. If the selling of the vaccine got too out of control, there would be no chance that businesses wouldn't exploit the fear of a Swine Flu Pandemic.

In order for prevent commercial interests to outweigh the necessity of the vaccine, South American countries have all agreed not to buy the vaccine from individuals, but rather at wholesale.

The region estimates that it will need upwards of 200 million flu vaccines this fall.  The World Health Organization estimates there will be upwards of 2 billion cases, therefore it is helping the vaccine come to the market as quickly as possible. 

The Washington-based Pan-American Health Organization claims there is a current total of 102,105 confirmed cases in the Western Hemisphere as of now.

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