January 20, 2021

Chinese Media Criticize Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Tout Local Shots

(Reuters) – Chinese state media outlets have run a series of articles criticising Western COVID-19 vaccines in the past week, including Pfizer’s, while touting China-made vaccines as safer and more accessible. The reports have come as China’s vaccines, which are … Read More

January 20, 2021

What’s Behind Varying Efficacy Data for Sinovac’s COVID-19 Vaccine?

(Medscape) – New efficacy data from Brazil on Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, for which there are now four widely different success rates, raised more questions than answers, as many developing countries pin their hopes on the CoronaVac to end the pandemic. … Read More

January 18, 2021

With Covid-19 Approvals, ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Is a Worrisome Trend

(STAT News) – Data from large clinical trials, which generally include tens of thousands of volunteers, aim to demonstrate a vaccine’s effectiveness and probe its potential side effects. This is important information to have in hand before giving injections to … Read More