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States struggle to draft COVID-19 vaccine plans while in the dark on details, funding

BY: - October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — Across the hundreds of pages of plans that state officials sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on distributing and tracking the yet-to-be-approved COVID-19 vaccines, there are more questions so far than answers on how exactly vaccine programs will be carried out. Yet states will be on the front lines for […]

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Big pharma’s safety pledge isn’t enough to build public confidence in COVID-19 vaccine – here’s what will

BY: - September 18, 2020

Americans are increasingly concerned that regulators and manufacturers will rush a vaccine to market without an adequate review. That prompted nine vaccine front-runners, including Pfizer and Merck, to promise to abide by clinical and ethical standards in an effort to increase the public’s confidence in any vaccine that ultimately comes to market. As a scholar […]

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Life, unvaccinated: One Ohioan shares her story

BY: - August 28, 2020

As Ohio enters into its fifth month of the new coronavirus pandemic with no end in sight, all eyes have turned to the hope of a vaccine in the near future. A number of notable pharmaceutical companies have now begun stage three trials, making the possibility of a vaccine sometime in the next six months […]

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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 […]