Hamburg street artist and former immunologist Lapiz set out to critique his fellow citizens’ rush to jump on planes after getting vaccinated. So why did the travel agency he’d chosen as his canvas thank him for it?
COVID-19 has made local, home-grown production of vaccines a national priority in countries around the world. #VaccinesWork spoke to Professor Martins Emeje at Nigeria’s National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to find out what a country like Nigeria needs to do to boost local vaccine production.
Comparisons with flu are unhelpful – these diseases need to be treated differently.
It may not be high tech, but it works. Kenyan community health volunteers use tracking books to ensure that children receive routine vaccinations.
Some viruses gradually become less virulent over time, but there's no guarantee that SARS-CoV-2 will follow that pattern.
The lambda variant ripped through Peru and is now spreading globally. But there is little evidence that it is more dangerous than the original variant.
COVID-19 is unlikely to be the last coronavirus we ever see. Scientists are already trying to make a one-size-fits-all vaccine to stop a future coronavirus epidemic in its tracks.
A large study suggests the influenza vaccine may reduce the risk of some of the worst consequences of COVID-19.
Community health volunteers collaborated with local structures in the slums to help inhabitants survive lockdown and stop the spread of disease.
If immunity is waning or ineffectual against new variants, then boosters could be needed – but there needs to be evidence that they're necessary.