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.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Medical innovation is often accelerated in a time of crisis.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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A pediatrician answers parents' questions about catching up on missed childhood vaccinations and why that's so important.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Several vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. So when will we know whether any of these will protect against COVID-19?
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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COVID-19 vaccines: Open source licensing could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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A bioethicist explains a recent report that recommends how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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Keeping coronavirus vaccines at subzero temperatures during distribution will be hard, but likely key to ending pandemic
The cold supply chain keeps vaccines fresh during distribution, but the current system is nowhere near large enough to distribute the billions of COVID-19 vaccines that the world needs.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~10 min
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Nanotechnology has an impressive record against viruses.
Sept. 7, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new way of getting functioning vaccines to where they are needed.
Sept. 4, 2020 • ~6 min
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