Total 11 Posts
You’ve been vaccinated; can you now safely see your friends and family? New research hints that vaccinated people may be less likely to transmit the coronavirus, but they are not 100% in the clear.
The UK should share the vaccine with the other countries – but only after all the vulnerable have been vaccinated.5 min read
Prioritising vaccine distribution in the UK will serve the short-term goal of protecting the NHS. Yet this short-term goal does not significantly contribute to containing the pandemic. For that, we need a collective effort.
New studies may indicate that the recent reports of the detection of the E484K mutation in the UK variant should be of greater concern to UK health officials than the importation and subsequent circulation of the South African variant.
With richer countries having bought up most of the leading western vaccines, others are looking to India, China and Russia for supplies.
With vaccine shortages looming, experts are debating whether it is important to receive two doses or whether it is better to give one dose to more people and give a second when the supply is better.
New variants will push the number needed to reach herd immunity up.