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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.
New variants will push the number needed to reach herd immunity up.
We still need to know exactly what part of the immune response offers protection – and how strong it needs to be to remain protective.
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.
Scientists were not surprised by reports on coronavirus reinfection; the lack of symptoms on reinfection is encouraging.