How scientists aim to make a safe COVID-19 vaccine in record time
Vaccine development normally takes years, if not decades. But scientific teams around the world are aiming to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in 12 to 18 months. Here’s how they’re speeding up the process and why they think a vaccine produced this fast will be just as safe as any other.
Authors: Abstract Many challenges lie ahead, including public acceptance. PMID: 32976132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2020Source: The Lancet Global HealthAuthor(s): Irene Torres, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, Cristina Alonso, JaHyun Kang
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Authors: Al-Rasheed M Abstract With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening millions of lives around the world with no clear promises for treatment or vaccine yet, motivating the public to change their behaviors to prevent the spread of the disease becomes crucial and moral imperative. The current study investigated the associations between self-reported intentions to perform protective behaviors against COVID-19, the seven constructs of the Protection Motivation Theory PMT, trust in government, and sociodemographic factors within the general population in Kuwait. A cross-sectional design was adapted to explore the assoc...
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(Natural News) An $18 billion global initiative to deploy future Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines around the world is moving into its next phase — without China. Called COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX), 156 countries and regions are participating in the program. In addition, 38 more governments are expected to sign up in the coming days, according...
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The PM will call on world leaders to set aside differences as he sets out plans to prevent future pandemics.