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3 mRNA vaccines researchers are working on (that aren’t COVID)

from www.shutterstock.com Archa Fox, The University of Western Australia and Damian Purcell, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity The world’s first mRNA vaccines — the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna — have made it in record time from the laboratory, through successful clinical trials, regulatory approval and into people’s arms. The high efficiency of protection against severe …

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South African case study sheds light on how vaccine manufacturing can be developed

Workers pack syringes at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer. Government support has been key to developing this capacity. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images David Richard Walwyn, University of Pretoria and Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Harvard University The uneven availability of COVID-19 vaccines has become an increasingly urgent and vexatious issue. But managing the problem of what’s been labelled “vaccine nationalism” …

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Backlash against Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is real and risky – here’s how to make its rollout a success

The concern is about more than one shot vs. two. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Christopher S. Tang, University of California, Los Angeles, and Ho-Yin Mak, University of Oxford More than 50 million Americans have received at least one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. So far, Americans have been largely …

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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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Coronavirus vaccine scams – fraud experts give their top tips to help you stay safe

The NHS will never ask you to pay to receive your COVID-19 vaccination. My Agency/Shutterstock Gareth Norris, Aberystwyth University and Alexandra Brookes, Aberystwyth University Across the world, many of us are patiently waiting to be called for the COVID-19 vaccine. And where there is anticipation and hope, fraudsters are also finding ways to exploit people’s vulnerabilities. Many COVID-19 vaccine scams …

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Vaccine diplomacy: how some countries are using COVID to enhance their soft power

Michael Jennings, SOAS, University of London The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to various new, repurposed or newly popular terms. The newest entry to the pandemic lexicon might be “vaccine diplomacy”, with some countries using their jabs to strengthen regional ties and enhance their own power and global status. In early February, half a million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm …

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COVID-19 vaccination: What we can learn from the great polio vaccine heist of 1959

In a pandemic, vaccines are in very high demand, and this threatens their supply. (Shutterstock) Paula Larsson, University of Oxford We find ourselves at a precarious time in global health. Many people are anxiously awaiting their turn to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, yet roll-out is slow and disorganized, with many countries facing supply shortages. The conditions are ripe for …

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