From Nature News, 7 July 2021: Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik, has been the subject of fascination and controversy since the Russian government authorized its use last year, before early-stage trial results were published. Evidence from Russia and many other countries now suggests it is safe and effective — but questions remain about the quality of … Continue reading Mounting evidence suggests Sputnik COVID vaccine is safe and effective
From MIT Technology Review, 8 February 2021: While much of the world is engaged in a frantic scramble to get vaccinated against covid-19, there’s one group noticeably absent from the queues of people at vaccine clinics: children. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is still approved for use only in those aged 16 years or older, and the … Continue reading Why aren’t kids getting vaccinated?
From ABC Health and Wellbeing, 14 August 2012: New research shows the current whooping cough vaccine is not as effective as its predecessor, so what’s the best way to protect children against this potentially deadly infection? A highly contagious disease, caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, whooping cough is known for its severe coughing attacks … Continue reading Whooping cough vaccine: how well is it working?
From ABC Science, News in Science, 8 August 2012: The current whooping cough vaccine offers less protection against infection but is much safer than the older whole-cell vaccine, Australian researchers have found. The study examined Queensland immunisation and disease registers, which included more than 40,000 children born in 1998 who had received the vaccine. They … Continue reading Whooping cough vaccine weaker but safer