Our well-meaning efforts to use images to help demystify the vaccination process or share our pride in getting a COVID vaccine can backfire.
We need to stop relying on small GP clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs like stadiums, schools and parks.
In countries such as Indonesia, politicised science can obscure real research. Open science has the potential to help filter out sketchy research and protect the public’s interests.
Vaccine manufacturing is complex, with lots of potential points for errors. But it also has extensive quality control checks and approvals.
Good news for children and young people, bad news for Johnson & Johnson.
In-person learning can safely resume as long as schools take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Many people never experience the least bit of discomfort from the COVID-19 vaccines, but mild side effects are common. They include swelling in the affected arm, nausea and chills.
These mistakes have been mainly caused by our leaders giving priority to a good political story over good policy.
The development of the COVID-19 vaccines is part of a vast system of public subsidies and universities, not corporate ambition.
The anticipated arrival of two new vaccines can boost the morale of those worried about the wait for their dose.
For people who are immunodeficient, the usual controls of the immune system don't work as well. This can affect how they respond to vaccines. But this group should still get the COVID jab.
Researchers in the US are the first to study how pregnant and breast-feeding women are responding to the vaccines. The results are promising
Still in the midst of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee's dream of hosting the Tokyo Games in a "post-corona world" is not possible. But should the Games go ahead at all?
There are three broad sets of health-related opportunities and benefits that may shape the future of India-Africa relations.
Pausing COVID-19 vaccine rollouts can backfire. There are better ways to manage safety issues while they're being investigated.
Adjuvants have been giving vaccines their oomph since 1925.
People who have had COVID will still benefit from having a COVID vaccine. Here's why.
Early test results look promising, and Pfizer has asked the FDA to review and authorize its vaccine for use in teens. That doesn't mean putting away the face masks, though.
Scientists around the world are trying to come up with universal coronavirus vaccines to combat the emergence of variants. But what are these vaccines and are they even possible?
This group has long suffered much higher death rates than the general population due to a poor standard of basic healthcare.