COVID vaccines

Chinese scientists develop a mosaic vaccine against COVID-19 variants

Chinese scientists have developed a candidate mosaic nanoparticle vaccine against COVID-19 that can protect against COVID-19 variant infections. Scientists from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital and Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention designed…

WHO says more local production of vaccines needed?

Covid-19 revealed the need to increase local vaccine production globally, especially in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. “The international mRNA centre is an important step in that direction, sharing technology and building on the…

Cuban vaccine could save millions of lives

BRANKO MARCETIC TRANSLATION: VALENTÍN HUARTE The biotechnology sector and the government’s commitment to public health now make Cuba the only low-income country to have made its own vaccine. But the island’s doctors are not content with having saved the Cuban…

More African Countries Register Russia’s Sputnik Vaccine. What Next After The Registration Campaign?

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is a specialized technical institution of the African Union (AU) that strengthens the capacity and capability of Africa’s public health institutions as well as partnerships to detect and respond quickly and…

Bill Gates Almost Single-Handedly Derailed the Plan That Could Have Led to a ‘People’s Vaccine’

For all his philanthropy, Gates is deeply committed to protecting the rights of patent holders. By Linda McQuaig Hard to believe now, but in the first few months of the pandemic it looked like the world was going to act…