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VOA Examines Implications Of Sequestration On U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Research

VOA News examines the implications of sequestration on the U.S. military’s infectious disease research, noting “officials say the mandatory budget cuts … will affect further testing of a potentially cutting-edge malaria vaccine, soon to be published.” Colonel Michael Kozar, who directs the military’s infectious disease research, “says sequestration will cut about one and a half billion dollars from research and development,” and “[h]e says for the labs … at Walter Reed [Army Institute of Research], that’s about a 10 percent reduction, which could take some labs down to maintenance, not research,” VOA writes. The news service briefly discusses the vaccine trial (Presutti, 3/12).