A Multibillion-Dollar Plan to End Polio, and Soon

A global partnership announced plans to spend more than $5 billion to eradicate poliovirus.

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In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.

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An Appreciation for Vaccines, and How Far They Have Come

The DTP vaccine teaches us about how brilliant vaccine technology can be, but also how it can be studied and improved over time.

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Covid Vaccine Launch Evokes Memories of Polio Era

Many older Americans, shut in during this year’s pandemic, share haunting recollections from the polio era of their childhood.

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Children in U.S. May Miss 9 Million Vaccine Doses in 2020, Report Warns

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said vaccinations for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases had fallen by as much as 26 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Are We Looking for the Wrong Coronavirus Vaccines?

The best vaccines don’t just prevent a disease; they also prevent the pathogen causing the disease from being transmitted. So why aren’t we focusing more on those?

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Decades-Old Soviet Studies Hint at Coronavirus Strategy

A married pair of virologists in Moscow tested a vaccine on their own children in the 1950s. Now, a side effect they found is sparking new hope for a defense against the coronavirus.

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Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases

Many mass immunization efforts worldwide were halted this spring to prevent spread of the virus at crowded inoculation sites. The consequences have been alarming.

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Polio and Measles Could Surge After Disruption of Vaccine Programs

A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.

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Learning How to Love From Afar

I am trying to survive this season of fear as I did another one, the summer of 1951, when I contracted polio. But how long can you live on the knife edge of unknowing?

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What to Expect When a Coronavirus Vaccine Finally Arrives

Sobering lessons from the history of the polio vaccine.

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Could ‘Innate Immunology’ Save Us From the Coronavirus?

Researchers are testing whether decades-old vaccines for polio and tuberculosis could protect against infection.

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What if We Already Have a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Researchers are testing whether decades-old vaccines for polio and tuberculosis could protect against infection.

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‘God Created the Virus. But Now He Has Lost Control.’

Pakistan’s government is dithering in the face of the epidemic because it’s not sure what to fear the most.

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