Seeds: The Ebola virus was discovered in 1976. Since then, many have attempted to create a vaccine. However, the research failed to gain the traction necessary for it to continue. Although the US was not terribly affected by it, you may remember the ebola outbreak that raged across West Africa back in 2014. The fear of the outbreak’s spread caused panic all over the world and the possibility of another outbreak seemed to be constantly looming, until this most recent discovery.
Core: Last week, a medical journal published the results of a study in Guinea found that a new vaccine was 100% effective in preventing the disease. Though the vaccine has not yet been approved by regulatory authorities, thousands of doses have been prepared in the case of yet another outbreak.
Skin: Between mass shootings, a hard fought presidential election, terrorist attacks, and the end of Brangelina, the news of this vaccine has been applauded worldwide and, for many, feels like long awaited good news at the end of a difficult year.
Leaves: Despite the fact that approval for the new vaccine is pending, many are hoping that it will have the ability to stop any new Ebola outbreak before it even begins.
Food For Thought: Do you think this vaccine can bring an end to Ebola? How long do you think it will take for the vaccine to be approved?
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