Markey Calls For Universal Flu Vaccine Funding

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BOSTON, MA (24/7 News Source) -- Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey is calling for federal funding for a universal flu vaccine. 

 With hospitalizations and deaths climbing nationwide this year, Markey says there is an urgent need for one-billion-dollars in research and development funding.   

Markey notes the flu costs the nation over ten-billion-dollars in direct medical costs annually, and 87-billion-dollars in total economic burden. 

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