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Suspicions grow that nanoparticles in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trigger rare allergic reactions

Science Magazine   Severe allergy-like reactions in at least eight people who received the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer...

Is New Zealand ‘a particular case’ or does it show what would have been our best bet?

“I thought everyone would be going down the elimination path and follow the success of Asia.” Reporters Online Exclusive...

More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some

The growing group of people who get sick twice suggests protection can wane relatively quickly. Or something else might...

“Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said no one will be intentionally exposed to this virus.”

Global Public Health Professor Devi Sridhar What should we do to save and improve WHO? What has made the...

Corona: Why the Western world is so reluctant to learn from Asia

The corona crisis painfully exposes the vulnerabilities of the usually dominant West. Not the virus itself, but society will...

Why the corona crisis did not eradicate antivax sentiments

The corona crisis shows us what a virus can do when no vaccine is available. What does this do...

Not the virus will determine our future, but the way society is dealing with it

Anthropologist Agustin Fuentes emphasizes COVID-19 is not just a biological event For months, we’ve been obsessed by the virus....

‘I totally don’t understand that people in Europe don’t wear masks’

‘Korean Dr Fauci’ Woo-Joo Kim about his country’s approach Should western countries adopt the approach of countries like South...

Guest post: A comparison of coronavirus approaches

Last week I was pointed at an interesting analysis of the global coronavirus approaches. The author, dr. Daxin Ni,...

Can a century-old TB vaccine steel the immune system against the new coronavirus?

Science Magazine / sciencemag.org Researchers in four countries will soon start a clinical trial of an unorthodox approach to...

Jop de Vrieze

Jop de Vrieze (1983) has been working as a freelance science journalist since 2008. He combines investigative in-depth reporting with a narrative style and focuses on the interface between science and society and has won several awards.

 

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