54% of countries mandate at least 1 vaccination

A huge number of countries have vaccination mandates, researchers report. The consequences for noncompliance, however, vary from country to country.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines health-and-medicine laws

A COVID-19 vaccine may be different from others

An expert sheds light on the process of creating a COVID-19 vaccine and how it may be different from other common vaccines like the flu shot.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Until a coronavirus vaccine is ready, pneumonia vaccines may reduce deaths from COVID-19

A COVID-19 vaccine isn't the only tool for fighting this pandemic. An immunologist argues that safe pneumonia vaccines would reduce the severity of COVID-19, save lives and prevent the worst cases.

Robert Root-Bernstein, Professor of Physiology, Michigan State University • conversation
Oct. 14, 2020 ~10 min

Tags:  influenza  covid-19  pandemic  tuberculosis  vaccines  polio  sars-cov-2

BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19?

Vaccines may cause wide-scale changes in the immune system which can boost the body's protection.

Oct. 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: immune-system vaccination coronavirus-pandemic medical-research university-of-oxford

A step toward a universal flu vaccine

With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Get kids into COVID vaccine trials now, team urges

Kids haven't been part of any COVID-19 vaccine trials in the US so far. Researchers argue in a new paper that needs to change "now."

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines childrens-health health-and-medicine

Tips to protect yourself in a flu and COVID ‘twindemic’

An expert breaks down what you need to know about the potential for a "twindemic" of flu and COVID-19 this year, including how to keep yourself safe.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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A researcher reflects on progress fighting hepatitis C – and a path forward

The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to the discoverers of the hepatitis C virus. There's an effective cure but homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in infections.

Anna Suk-Fong Lok, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: opioid-epidemic opioid-crisis homelessness hepatitis-c hepatitis-a world-hepatitis-day hepatitis-b hepatitis-e hepatitis-vaccine nobel-prize-for-medicine

Coronavirus: how the pharma industry is changing to produce a vaccine on time

Medical innovation is often accelerated in a time of crisis.

Stephen Morris, Research Fellow in Vaccine Process Analytics, UCL • conversation
Sept. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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