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How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines? 4 questions answered

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose. Phill Magoke/AFP via Getty Images Maureen Ferran, Rochester Institute of Technology The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in adults. Maureen Ferran, a virologist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, explains how this third authorized vaccine works and explores the differences …

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Voici 10 bonnes raisons de vous faire vacciner contre la Covid-19

Se faire vacciner contre la Covid-19 permet notamment de soulager le système de santé en réduisant le nombre de cas et en évitant les reports d’autres traitements. La Presse Canadienne/Nathan Denette Alessandro Siani, University of Portsmouth La vaccination est commencée partout au Canada depuis l’approbation des vaccins de Pfizer/BioNtech et Moderna. Un total de 424 000 doses ont été livrées en décembre …

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The cold supply chain can’t reach everywhere – that’s a big problem for equitable COVID-19 vaccination

Getting vaccines to rural and hard-to-reach areas is critical for public health and ethical reasons. Hector Roqueta Rivero/Moment via Getty Images Timothy Ford, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Charles M. Schweik, University of Massachusetts Amherst To mitigate health inequities and promote social justice, coronavirus vaccines need to get to underserved populations and hard-to-reach communities. There are few places in the …

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Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine? Will it protect against asymptomatic infections and mutated viruses? An immunologist answers 3 questions

I am a physician, and I just got my first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. William Petri, CC BY-SA William Petri, University of Virginia This week I was vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, which brought to mind some frequently asked questions about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. I am a professor of infectious diseases at the …

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How the leading coronavirus vaccines work

Eugene Lu/Shutterstock Sarah Pitt, University of Brighton There are now quite a few COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, but two seem to be making promising progress: the one designed by the US biotechnology company Moderna, and the one developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with AstraZeneca. In both cases, the research teams have built on their previous experience …

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La vacuna contra la covid-19 no debe ser obligatoria

Shutterstock / Ivi Lichi Iñigo De Miguel Beriain, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea Las vacunas contra la covid-19 ya están llamando a la puerta. En breve, será posible empezar a distribuirlas. A partir de ese momento, será perentorio responder a una pregunta compleja: ¿deberíamos introducirlas a través de políticas de vacunación obligatoria? La propuesta es tentadora. Las …

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How mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna work, why they’re a breakthrough and why they need to be kept so cold

Moderna’s new mRNA vaccine is almost 94.5% effective in large-scale trials. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images Sanjay Mishra, Vanderbilt University As the weather cools, the number of infections of the COVID-19 pandemic are rising sharply. Hamstrung by pandemic fatigue, economic constraints and political discord, public health officials have struggled to control the surging pandemic. But now, a rush of interim …

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