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 ...