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Here’ some good news for “boomers”; w …

Here’ some good news for “boomers”. We are semi-immune to H1N1 flu….

People born before 1957 were exposed to ancestors of the new pandemic virus, which are in a lineage that goes back to the notorious H1N1 virus that touched off the raging pandemic of 1918-19. That’s why people older than 52 are likely to have some protective antibodies that “cross-react” with the new H1N1 flu….

Read the complete article here: What You Need To Know About Swine Flu Vaccine : NPR