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Quelles règles éthiques pour organiser la vaccination contre le SARS-CoV-2 en Ehpad ?

Emmanuel Hirsch, Université Paris-Saclay Depuis deux semaines, la stratégie vaccinale envisagée pour contrer la diffusion du SARS-CoV-2 mobilise l’espace public. Cette impatience, entretenue par les services de presse des firmes pharmaceutiques, est fondée sur l’évocation de données intermédiaires. Celles-ci doivent être soumises à une validation scientifique académique, laquelle est en cours. La teneur des premières conclusions proposées le 18 novembre 2020 par une …

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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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Pfizer COVID vaccine: promising results – here’s what needs to happen next

hedgehog94/Shutterstock Anne Moore, University College Cork Preliminary data from the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial suggests it provides 90% efficacy at preventing the disease. At the very least, this news will result in a large sigh of relief across the vaccine community. It signifies a breakthrough – it’s the first announcement that a vaccine can protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans. …

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Scott Morrison to announce two new COVID vaccine deals

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The government has secured deals for two further COVID-19 vaccines, taking its portfolio of agreements to four. Under the latest agreements, to be announced by Scott Morrison on Thursday, Novavax would supply 40 million vaccine doses and Pfizer/BioNTech would provide 10 million doses. The Novavax and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are expected to be available in Australia …

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Coronavirus vaccine: what we know so far – a comprehensive guide by academic experts

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M-Foto/Shutterstock Rob Reddick, The Conversation Since the early days of the pandemic, attention has focused on producing a vaccine for COVID-19. With one, it’s hoped it will be able to suppress the virus without relying purely on economically challenging control measures. Without one, the world will probably have to live with COVID-19 as an endemic disease. It’s unlikely the coronavirus …

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COVID-19 anti-vaxxers use the same arguments from 135 years ago

An 1801 etching of a dandified physician taking a lancet to a ‘dindonnade,’ a word signifying both ‘turkey’ and ‘hoax.’ It ridicules the smallpox vaccine, which takes fluid from an animal to insert into a human. (Wellcome Collection), CC BY

An 1801 etching of a dandified physician taking a lancet to a ‘dindonnade,’ a word signifying both ‘turkey’ and ‘hoax.’ It ridicules the smallpox vaccine, which takes fluid from an animal to insert into a human. (Wellcome Collection), CC BY Paula Larsson, University of Oxford As we get closer to an effective vaccine for COVID-19, we should expect to see …

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COVID-19 vaccines: Open source licensing could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research

How many vaccines will be needed to vaccinate the world against COVID-19? Tetra Images/Getty Images

<figure> <img src=”https://images.theconversation.com/files/357982/original/file-20200914-18-qfqjei.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&rect=71%2C26%2C5911%2C4126&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip” /> <figcaption> How many vaccines will be needed to vaccinate the world against COVID-19? <span class=”attribution”><a class=”source” href=”https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/covid-19-vaccine-with-world-map-in-background-royalty-free-image/1248797862?adppopup=true”>Tetra Images/Getty Images</a></span> </figcaption> </figure> <span><a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/charles-m-schweik-1107510″>Charles M Schweik</a>, <em><a href=”https://theconversation.com/institutions/university-of-massachusetts-amherst-1563″>University of Massachusetts Amherst</a></em> and <a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/timothy-ford-1154482″>Timothy Ford</a>, <em><a href=”https://theconversation.com/institutions/university-of-massachusetts-lowell-1534″>University of Massachusetts Lowell</a></em></span> <p>An international, multi-billion-dollar race is underway to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, and progress is <a href=”https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/08/health/coronavirus-vaccine-race-intl/”>moving at …

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Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

Production limits mean that not everyone can get access to a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s developed.. GIPhotoStock/Cultura via Getty Images Nicole Hassoun, Binghamton University, State University of New York A committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is readying a report with recommendations for equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Q&A, bioethicist Dr. …

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