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Trump Flu Vaccine Order Stresses National Security, No Funding

Sept. 19, 2019, 8:23 PM

National security appeared top of mind for the White House as it unveiled its highly anticipated executive order to develop better flu vaccines Sept. 19.

The order, which doesn’t include any additional funding, directs the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services to create a task force to “modernize flu production so we can have more modern, reliable, and rapid methods for vaccine production,” a senior administration official told reporters Sept. 19.

The end goal is to be able to create powerful vaccines fast enough to fight off any potential flu pandemic while also establishing the infrastructure for...

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