Vaccines

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What we don’t yet know about the Oxford vaccine

November 23, 2020 1:43 pm

If one vaccine provides immunity lasting months and another years, the relative costs of each could shift dramatically

cuomo

Finally America is realizing that Andrew Cuomo is a putz

November 19, 2020 5:01 pm

Andy-Vaxxer’s big mouth has turned the public against him

moderna

The Moderna vaccine offers more hope

November 16, 2020 10:55 am

The company can provisionally claim that their vaccine is 94.5 percent effective

measles

COVID-19 is distracting us from another medical emergency

November 15, 2020 12:01 pm

The estimated number of deaths globally from measles climbed to 207,500 in 2019

big pharma

In praise of Big Pharma

November 10, 2020 10:17 am

With a safe effective vaccine, a world that has been plunged into chaos can start getting back to normal

pfizer

The spectacularly timed Pfizer vaccine announcement

November 9, 2020 12:18 pm

Why did the company’s discussions with the FDA result in the 32-case interim analysis being dropped?

Will the Pfizer vaccine live up to the hype?

November 9, 2020 9:11 am

Any vaccine that proves partly effective will be welcomed with open arms by a world which largely remains in lockdown or semi-lockdown

covid

Why we should consider testing COVID on prisoners

October 15, 2020 9:04 am

If COVID had immediate effects (your hair instantly turned purple) we might have cracked the problem by now

anti-virals

Could we see COVID anti-virals before a vaccine?

September 23, 2020 5:37 pm

It was therapeutic drugs that in the end made HIV less deadly

elimination policy

The dangers of a COVID ‘elimination’ policy

September 22, 2020 3:43 pm

Having unattainable ambitions can be expensive

oxford vaccine

What I learnt as an Oxford vaccine guinea pig

September 13, 2020 11:08 am

I now feel like an expert in the pandemic. I’m not really, of course

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Why a COVID vaccine won’t be a ‘get out of jail’ card

September 11, 2020 2:14 pm

Globally the aim of vaccination must be much more ambitious: irreversible elimination from human circulation of the virus

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The race to find a COVID vaccine has become a global power struggle

September 10, 2020 12:58 am

For any world leader, inventing the first shot will confer moral and political authority

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The problem with fast-tracking vaccines

September 2, 2020 11:52 pm

It can have disastrous effects — even if the shots work

vaccine nationalism

In defense of vaccine nationalism

September 2, 2020 1:47 pm

The more ruthless the competition the better

russian vaccine

Why are we so sniffy about the Russian vaccine?

August 13, 2020 9:27 am

We don’t like Putin’s corrupt, authoritarian, nationalistic administration. But what if he’s got this one right?

virus

Never has a virus been so oversold

August 7, 2020 8:50 am

I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What a publicity budget

smallpox

It took two centuries to eradicate smallpox even after a vaccine was invented

August 6, 2020 12:26 am

The Great Inoculator by Gavin Weightman and War Against Smallpox by Michael Bennett reviewed

oxford vaccine

The Oxford vaccine appears to have surpassed expectations

July 20, 2020 1:17 pm

The vaccine garners both an autobody and T-cell response which it is hoped may provide lasting immunity to the disease

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How hopeful should we be about Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine?

July 17, 2020 11:12 am

There are early signs of promise, but this vaccine has many hurdles still to jump

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Three reasons why a coronavirus vaccine might not be possible

May 23, 2020 10:14 am

Although it is important to mitigate loss of life wherever possible, we can never reduce risk to zero

herd immunity

‘Herd immunity’ is impossible without a vaccine

May 20, 2020 11:36 pm

The trouble with coronaviruses is that they have evolved to keep re-infecting us

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Will a vaccine really be ready by September?

May 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Things work differently in a crisis. There is a desperation to get things done

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We need a ‘Big Science’ approach for developing COVID-19 vaccines

April 7, 2020 12:05 pm

Unless we take a global perspective and everyone is protected, this virus will keep coming back

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