Vaccination

How the polio vaccine virus occasionally becomes dangerous

While the world reels from the spread of SARS-CoV2, the new coronavirus behind COVID-19, a much older and previously feared scourge—poliovirus—is close to being completely eradicated. The polio vaccines, developed by ...

HIV & AIDS

Developing effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and HIV

Researchers led by Raghavan Varadarajan, professor at the Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), are working toward developing effective vaccine strategies against two viruses: SARS-CoV-2 and HIV.

Vaccination

Q&A: A COVID-19 vaccine is coming—will it be safe?

In March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a consensus among health care providers and public health officials that a vaccine that provided complete immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, the company chairman said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists raise alarm over signs of vaccine 'hesitancy'

Scientists called for urgent action to improve public trust in immunisation as research suggested sizeable minorities in some nations may be reluctant to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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