Health

After a sweeping review, CDC looks to rebuild public trust

In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new center to better forecast infectious disease outbreaks. It also underwent a month-long review to examine their current systems and inform future ...

Vaccination

UN official urges acceleration in coronavirus vaccinations

The U.N. official spearheading global vaccination efforts against the coronavirus said Monday the number of countries where 10% or less of the population has been vaccinated dropped from 34 to 18 since January and called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows trust in science predicts pandemic compliance

Trust in the scientific research community is the best predictor of a person's compliance with public health measures intended to prevent COVID-19, according to a study from The University of Alabama.

HIV & AIDS

What we can learn from HIV to help end this pandemic

COVID-19 isn't the first time the world has had to deal with a global pandemic—and it won't be the last. But lessons learned from previous disease outbreaks, such as HIV/AIDS, play a key role in providing the tools and ...

Pediatrics

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy linked to childhood trauma

Reluctance or refusal to get jabbed against COVID-19 infection (vaccine hesitancy), may be linked to traumatic events in childhood, such as neglect, domestic violence or substance misuse in the family home, suggests research ...

Vaccination

West African nations need to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination 10-fold

West African nations need to drastically ramp up their COVID-19 vaccination programmes by factor of 10 if they are to reach at least 60% coverage by 2022 and achieve the population level immunity needed to bring the pandemic ...

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