Funding Issues Delayed Development of Ebola Vaccine, NIH Director Stated

October 13, 2014 6:41 PM

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Funding Issues Delayed Development of Ebola Vaccine, NIH Director Stated

According to the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins, the development of the Ebola vaccine was delayed due to complications with funding. Dr. Collins added that these financial issues negatively impacted research on other infectious diseases.

"NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. It's not like we suddenly woke up and thought, 'Oh my gosh, we should have something ready here,'" Dr. Collins told The Huffington Post. "Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccin...

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