Author

Abram L. Wagner

Abram L. Wagner

Abram L. Wagner is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan. Wagner studies the predictors of vaccine-preventable disease incidence, with a particular focus on vaccine hesitancy, at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

COMMENTARY

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

By: - August 14, 2020

Russia’s announcement that a fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine is registered there, with plans for quick distribution in the general population this fall, is being condemned by scientists worldwide. Findings from scientific studies of this vaccine, named “Sputnik V,” are not available. Large safety and efficacy trials are only now getting underway. But despite only two months […]