How to build trust in a COVID vaccine

A public campaign to build trust may be needed if a successful vaccine candidate is to be taken by enough Americans to interrupt the COVID pandemic, a Harvard public health expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Assessing where vaccine efforts stand and the challenges ahead

Rising nationalism and global inequity will be hurdles to the distribution of COVID vaccines, despite the comparatively “lightning” fast scientific response to the pandemic so far, a Harvard infectious disease expert said Thursday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 8, 2020 ~8 min

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Officials say slow rollout of COVID-19 tests ineffective

A rapid expansion of coronavirus testing is needed to understand the extent and nature of the epidemic’s track in the U.S., Harvard experts said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 3, 2020 ~7 min

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Harvard’s Barry Bloom and Juliette Kayyem discuss measles outbreak

Harvard public health and public safety experts recommended public education, elimination of nonmedical vaccination exemptions for schoolkids, and potentially more severe penalties as a way to get parents to comply with measles vaccination guidelines.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 11, 2019 ~24 min

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