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As human trials begin for potential COVID-19 vaccines, the ethics of human challenges studies must be considered. (Shutterstock)

Ethics must not be ignored when testing COVID-19 vaccines

Thousands of people around the world have said they are willing to be exposed to COVID-19 to test new vaccines. Since we don't fully understand the long-term effects of the disease, is this ethical?
On Aug. 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use. Russian Health Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A COVID-19 vaccine needs the public’s trust – and it’s risky to cut corners on clinical trials, as Russia is

As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.
A scientist holding a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Russian Direct Investment Fund/AP/AAP

Russia’s coronavirus vaccine hasn’t been fully tested. Doling it out risks side effects and false protection

If the vaccine does not protect individuals from infection, those who have been vaccinated could falsely believe they are protected.

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