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Inside the Making of the Flu Vaccine

An in-depth look at the CDC process. (It’s basically a high-stakes game of biological matchmaking.)

TToward the end of last year’s flu season — in about the middle of winter — flu experts noticed that the number of infections was not dropping, but picking up. A new virus seemed to be emerging, and it was making many Americans sick.

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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