Vaccine fears: What’s in a COVID-19 vaccine?

You should know that The three companies — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — with COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States list the ingredients of their vaccines on their websites and on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.   None of the vaccines contain eggs, gelatin, latex, or preservatives. All COVID-19 vaccines are free from metals such …

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New Discovery Could Stop Dengue Fever

A new antibody attacks a protein the virus makes, not the virus itself. Now, it may be possible to make a new vaccine that will not set off the severe form of dengue- dengue hemorrhagic fever   https://www.freethink.com/articles/new-dengue-discovery        

Cone snail venom shows potential for treating severe malaria

Current vaccines for malaria have proved less than moderately effective, to treat severe malaria. Even once the parasites have been killed the adhesion of the infected red blood cells due to protein-protein interactions, causes severe problems. It seems that cone snail venom has some unique anti-adherent properties.  https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/fau-csv021721.php Snail venom may provide a novel way …

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India’s eradication of smallpox and polio, lessons on how to (and how not to) tackle Covid-19 vaccination

While the smallpox eradication program was administered among adults, the approach of the drive was very different and largely restricted to identified areas like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, where the disease was more prevalent. From1964 onwards the vaccination strategy was reformulated. The focus was now on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal where …

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