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.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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BIDMC-led research team reports vaccine protection against severe COVID-19-related pneumonia and death.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~4 min
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A biomaterials-based infection vaccine strategy shows first promise in eliciting immunity against SARS-CoV-2 and could be applied broadly to stave off infectious disease.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Vaccines that might protect against COVID-19 have entered phase 3 trials — the last step before regular approval in humans — in record time, but the virus has moved faster, experts say.
July 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Harvard economist and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said we’re in greater danger of doing too little to fight COVID-19 than too much.
June 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has developed vaccines — currently being tested in animal models — that are designed to train the body’s immune system to recognize the virus swiftly upon exposure and respond quickly to disable it.
May 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
May 8, 2020 • ~8 min
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In response to this public health crisis, researchers in the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital are on the front lines of developing a vaccine specially targeted toward older populations
March 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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Boston-area researchers are collaborating as part of an international partnership working on a response to the new coronavirus.
Feb. 25, 2020 • ~9 min
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Harvard’s Marc Lipsitch said evidence indicates that the international cordon keeping coronavirus cases bottled up in China is a leaky one, and it’s likely that the relative handful of global cases reported so far are undercounted. If true, that will lead to widespread illness internationally, including in the U.S.
Feb. 11, 2020 • ~12 min
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