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Business News: Swine Flu Vaccine Now Widely Available

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vaccineNow that one in six Americans have already contracted Swine Flu—some 50 million people—all New Yorkers six months and older are finally eligible to get the vaccine, says Gov. David Patterson, according to a Thursday AP report.

Meanwhile, savvy investors want to know how the waning public hysteria about H1N1 will affect their portfolios.

Did you know that Dr. Jonas Salk (pictured), inventor of the polio vaccine, never patented his discovery? Overnight, he became a global hero for stamping out one of the most feared illnesses of his day.

When famous American broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow asked him, “Who owns this patent?”, Salk replied, “No one. Could you patent the sun?”