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Waiting it out

Blame the chicken The lines are long, and people have been turned away in droves. Only the lucky and persistent—including the Obama girls—have got their swine flu shots in the US. The vaccine is late, and in short supply—just at the US epidemic may be hitting its peak (see this ominous interactive map from the Wall Street Journal.) But there is no shortage of blame: slow-growing viruses, chicken shortages, and, according to one opinion piece, higher doses of vaccine going to women than they may need. So, why not add another culprit to the mix: the lack of adjuvants. These 


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