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Lessons learned from the Covid vaccine development process

Posted on August 23rd, 2021 by

As the world’s focus has turned to getting the COVID-19 vaccines out as widely and rapidly as possible, it’s easy to almost forget about the incredible global effort that developed them in record time. But it is important to take some time to reflect on the process that got us here, so that we can learn from it and celebrate the amazing researchers whose work is now saving so many lives.

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COVID-19 Treatment Trial Reaches Out to Communities of Color

Posted on April 5th, 2021 by

An ongoing problem in clinical trials over the years has been a failure to procure diverse enough representation among the participants. For a long time, this was due to bias and oversight on the part of the research community, and the consequence was a lack of full understanding in how medications and treatments affected women and various racial/ethnic minorities.

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New Coronavirus Advisory Team Announced

Posted on November 16th, 2020 by

Wasting no time to start enacting his forthcoming administration’s plan for tackling COVID-19, new president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, has unveiled his coronavirus advisory team. “Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science and by experts,” he stated.

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BCG – COVID-19 Hackathon Challenge Now Extended Through End of Year

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 by

A renewed interest in whether the BCG vaccine (for tuberculosis) could also have an application for COVID-19 has been on the rise, as evidenced by this recent Cell publication, the University of Exeter’s involvement in the BRACE Trial and ongoing general press coverage. Furthermore, the list of clinical trials focusing on this area is continuing to grow (and is available here).

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