Tag Archives: Vaccine

UK debacle as vaccine no silver bullet

People who have recovered from COVID-19 have a similar level of protection to those who have had a vaccine, scientists have discovered as the accelerated UK rollout faces a series of problems. A study from Public Health England published Thursday suggested that past coronavirus infection provides 83% immunity for at least five months — although… Read More »

Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

The Latest: Pope urges vaccine access to poorest nations

ROME — Pope Francis is urging political leaders make sure coronavirus vaccines are available to the poorest nations. He says in many parts of the world, there is a “pharmacological marginalization” of those without access to health care. Francis met Saturday with members of an Italian aid group that collects donated medicines from pharmaceutical companies… Read More »