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

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.

Abram L. Wagner, Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan • conversation
today ~7 min

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SMART research enhances dengue vaccination in mice

Sequential immunization might be safer and more effective than the existing tetravalent vaccine.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
yesterday ~5 min

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Dedicated clinics can ‘flatten the curve’ in flu pandemics

Dedicated flu clinics can limit the number of people infected and could help policymakers seeking ways to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, too.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~5 min

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Survey: 66% of US adults say they’ll get a COVID-19 vaccine

Health experts expect a COVID-19 vaccine next year, but will the public be ready for one? A new survey digs into who says they'll get it.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Expert: We need to prep for COVID-19 vaccine distribution now

Before we have a COVID-19 vaccine, it's vital to think about how to get it out to the maximum number of people, an expert argues.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 29, 2020 ~16 min

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Vaccines don’t work as well in babies with anemia

About 40% of children worldwide suffer from anemia because they don’t get enough iron. New research shows that iron deficiency cuts vaccine protection.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Vaccine additive boosts immune flexibility

New research suggests how additives called adjuvants might become part of a universal vaccine and protect people from a wider variety of influenza strains.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Could employers and states mandate COVID-19 vaccinations? Here's what the courts have ruled

For a COVID-19 vaccine to stop the pandemic, a large percentage of the population will have to get vaccinated. A law professor explains how far government and employer vaccine mandates can legally go.

Debbie Kaminer, Law Professor, Baruch College, CUNY • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~8 min

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations? Here's what states and employers can legally require

For a COVID-19 vaccine to stop the pandemic, a large percentage of the population will have to get vaccinated. A law professor explains how far government and employer vaccine mandates can legally go.

Debbie Kaminer, Law Professor, Baruch College, CUNY • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~8 min

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