Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases

The old-school method of developing vaccines means you must go back to the raw materials and start from scratch for every vaccine you make. It is like starting with a bench of flour, sugar, eggs and butter. The next step is to take the offending virus, or other disease-causing microbes, and either kill it or … Read more

FDA Panel Recommends Second Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Dose

Oct. 15, 2021 — A FDA advisory committee on Friday voted unanimously to recommend second doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over 18, the second vote in as many days to back a change to a COVID vaccine timeline. The panel recommends that the second J&J dose come at least 2 … Read more

History Does Repeat: Pandemic Vaccine Uproar Is Nothing New

Oct. 14, 2021 — Even as the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases trends downward, one aspect of the pandemic remains strong: differing opinions on the value of COVID-19 immunization and vaccine mandates across the U.S. Strong feelings around vaccination are nothing new. Claims that link the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism and … Read more

Survey: 60% of Americans Will Delay or Skip Flu Shot This Year

TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Experts are warning that the upcoming flu season could be severe as social distancing measures are relaxed across the United States, but a new survey finds that 6 in 10 Americans may delay or skip a flu shot. However, it also found that 98% of those who … Read more

Why Vaccine and Mask Mandates Hold Up in Court

Oct. 12, 2021 — President Joe Biden’s announcement in September that large companies will soon be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for employees set off a domino effect of legal challenges in various states. Court cases began to crop up even before that when mask mandates came into play. And while the … Read more