An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
Well, we knew THIS would make the press today. The notion that "we" might have made some people MORE susceptible to the disease isn't a happy one. While I actually was not involved too much with the study, I work with and for many who were/are.
more people died of meds resistant staph infections last year than of AIDS.
...in America, to be specific.
The BIG news here is that there really were high hopes for this vaccine, a great deal of money was spent to study it, and it not only failed to prevent infection, but appears to have perhaps increased the risk of infection. It feasible that the HIV vaccine trials is one of the biggest worldwide efforts we've seen in our lives and Seattle is playing a big role in it.
The funding is already ear marked for the vaccine trials and has been for sometime, I suspect as MRSA gains in notoriety that we will see more and more funding directed toward the development of new antibiotics. I'm sure drug companies are busy as well.