Vaccination

Total 9 Posts

COVID-19: What happens if some countries don’t vaccinate?

5 min read
Even those that live in areas where the population has already been vaccinated would not be totally protected if the virus mutates elsewhere.

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.

Mutating coronavirus: Reaching herd immunity just got harder, but there is still hope.

5 min read
New variants will push the number needed to reach herd immunity up.

Pfizer vaccine final results: it’s highly protective – but how long for?

5 min read
We still need to know exactly what part of the immune response offers protection – and how strong it needs to be to remain protective.

What coronavirus survey told us about getting people to take a vaccine.

4 min read
Vaccination only works if there are high levels of public acceptance of a coronavirus vaccine, if and when it eventually becomes available.

A COVID-19 vaccine needs the public’s trust – and it’s risky to cut corners on clinical trials, as Russia is.

4 min read
As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.

Coronavirus reinfection – What it actually means, and why you shouldn’t panic.

3 min read
Scientists were not surprised by reports on coronavirus reinfection; the lack of symptoms on reinfection is encouraging.
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