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In Japan, they have developed a new drug that can stop the flu in less than 24 hours.  It’s called Xofluza and the pharmaceutical maker is called Shionogi & Co.

They have developed this drug to help stop all the deaths from the flu  Just here in the U.S., the flu has taken the lives 114 children so far this year.

Unfortunately, this drug will not be able to be commercially available until this time next year.

They have run numerous tests on people and all subjects have been cured of the flu in 24 hours or less with no side effects.

This wonder pill is already being used in Japan, and the health ministry plans on using it from now on instead of Tamiflu.  Fortune.com explains, “Unlike other flu antivirals, Xofluza actually stops virus replication in its tracks by inhibiting an enzyme that the flu virus needs to multiply.”

Tamiflu is used to counteract the flu virus but it takes a week to work and you have to take it for 5 days. This would cause people to possibly die before the vaccine could work. The people that get hit the hardest are young kids.

cbsnews.com/…/could-this-experimental-drug-stop-the-flu-in-24-hours

 

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