Pondering the ethical considerations?
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Should people be compelled to take the vaccine? Should you feel guilty for skipping the line? And what about parts of the world where vaccines aren’t readably available? Ethicists have it covered.
Teachers in Durban, South Africa. African countries should focus on getting people to wear masks and take other precautions against COVID-19.
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National policies must incorporate good practices derived from lessons learnt so far to strengthen their health systems. Critical policy elements include preparedness and response.
A new network of public clinical trials institutes is urgently needed to replenish the empty pipeline for new antibiotics.
The legal ground in Australia for employers to insist that employees be vaccinated is murky.
Lessons can we now take forward.
Supply chains, choke points, and ‘just in time’ manufacturing – where things went right and wrong during the pandemic.
Navigating risk can feel like walking on a tightrope, even when you’re perfectly safe.
We often underestimate dangerous risks because they are slow or we think we are in more control of them than we actually are.
Staff members work at a COVID-19 vaccine-producing plant of Sinovac in Beijing.
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Local companies in Africa would find it very challenging to be cost-competitive in the longer run when the current worldwide scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines is overcome.
One of this and one of that might be a good strategy to coronavirus vaccination.
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Various companies use different ingredients and different delivery systems in their COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers are investigating whether it’s better for individuals to mix what’s available.
Vaccination has saved millions of lives throughout the course of history.
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Vaccines have successfully curtailed viral diseases for decades. But as COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy shows, mistrust and misinformation continue to put lives at risk.
Counterfeit vaccines, testing kits, and vaccine passports are undermining the global fight against COVID-19.
Counterfeit vaccines are undermining the global effort to stop COVID-19. Why are they so prevalent, and how can we stop them?
People of a certain age remember radio and television broadcasts interrupted by tests of the Emergency Broadcast System.
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When emergency alerts are hard to distinguish from text messages and when they announce the availability of vaccines rather than an impending tornado, are they still emergency alerts?
A ground crew member transports the COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa.
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The inefficient vaccine allocation rules currently in place must be replaced by new cooperative institutional structures and more concrete steps by the Group of Twenty (G20) countries.
National Cabinet also agreed on a range of other measures, including making the vaccine available to all Australians aged 40-49.
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at an independent pharmacy in Toronto.
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Hundreds of thousands of Canadians got a shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for their first dose. They now have a choice for their second dose: AstraZeneca again, or Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine?
New cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks, sparking concerns that last month’s Eid holiday could have been a super-spreader event.
The task now is to turn the reactive response to the health and economic emergencies into a proactive set of policies and actions.
A nurse treats a patient inside a COVID-19 ward of a government run hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 12, 2021.
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The COVID-19 cases are surging in Nepal, potentially surpassing India’s reproduction rate, but the country is out of vaccines. Global aid could help with one of the worst health crises in South Asia.
This giant effigy of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is intended to be burned as part of the Holika Dahan, during which the demon Holika is led to the stake on the eve of the Holi celebrations, a popular Hindu festival.
One of the main fears regarding new SARS-CoV-2 variants is that they might be resistant to immunity granted by vaccines, including RNA vaccines.
Vaccinated people are well protected from getting sick, but could they inadvertently transmit the coronavirus?
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The COVID-19 vaccines are a smash success. But that doesn’t mean they keep every vaccinated person completely free of the coronavirus.
A vaccination site in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Each province and district in South Africa has allocated persons responsible for investigating adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination.