Andy Murray backs compulsory vaccines for tennis tournaments

Tennis Nov 25, 2020

Andy Murray backs compulsory vaccines for tennis tournaments

Andy Murray said Tuesday that tennis players should be required to have a coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to take part in tournaments. With the 2021 tennis schedule facing inevitable issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, three-time Grand Slam winner Murray hopes the long-awaited ...

No mandatory vaccine for Olympics, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Olympics Nov 17, 2020

No mandatory vaccine for Olympics, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Athletes won't be required to take a coronavirus vaccine to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Tuesday, adding that mandatory shots would be "going too far". Bach, who is in Tokyo to bolster confidence in the pandemic-postponed event, said ...

Why I just volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial

Commentary / World May 9, 2020

Why I just volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial

by Faye Flam

The notion of testing COVID-19 vaccines by deliberately infecting volunteers with the novel coronavirus — something that’s now on the table — isn’t necessarily crazy or unethical. It’s smart, and has benefits that far outweigh the risks. Challenge trials, as scientists call them, vastly speed ...

U.S. agency helps fund Takeda effort to develop Zika vaccine

Business Sep 2, 2016

U.S. agency helps fund Takeda effort to develop Zika vaccine

Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on Thursday said it is developing a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects, and has secured funding from a U.S. government agency. Takeda, which is also working on vaccines for other mosquito-borne ...