Vaccines Are the Safest Medical Procedure We Have. Make Your Wager Wisely
All drugs and treatments have side effects, but vaccines in general have the fewest.Illustration by eamesBot / Shutterstock In the late 1650’s, the French polymath and renowned scientist Blaise Pascal, having undergone a religious experience that transformed him into something of a zealot, suggested the following logical strategy regarding belief in God: If there is […]
Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine Before 2021?
The time it took Moderna Therapeutics to develop and prepare a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (pictured above, with its spike protein in the foreground) after learning of the virus’ genetic sequence from Chinese scientists in January is extraordinary.NIH Is there a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2? The internet is awash with articles and posts seeking to […]
The Case for More Pox Research
The horsepox virus could be the basis of an improved smallpox vaccine, more effective and with fewer side effects than the currently available vaccines.Colored etching, “Edward Jenner vaccinating patients in the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St. Pancras: the patients develop features of cows,” by James Gillray / Wikicommons Last year, when news broke that […]