Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Volunteer in Oxford Covid vaccine test dies in Brazil: officials

A volunteer participating in clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has died in Brazil, officials announced Wednesday, though media reports said he had received a placebo, not the test vaccine.

Vaccination

Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies ...

Pediatrics

Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning—a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Vaccination

Q&A: A COVID-19 vaccine is coming—will it be safe?

In March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a consensus among health care providers and public health officials that a vaccine that provided complete immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects Chinese vaccine against COVID-19

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro rejected on Wednesday the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential vaccine against COVID-19 being developed by a Chinese company and tested in the state governed by his political ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Efficacy, politics influence public trust in COVID-19 vaccine

If an initial COVID-19 vaccine is about as effective as a flu shot, uptake by the American public may fall far short of the 70% level needed to achieve herd immunity, new Cornell research suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, the company chairman said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists raise alarm over signs of vaccine 'hesitancy'

Scientists called for urgent action to improve public trust in immunisation as research suggested sizeable minorities in some nations may be reluctant to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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