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WHO: Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:53h | UTC

News release: Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery – World Health Organization

Dashboard: Global Dashboard for Vaccine Equity

Commentaries: Urgent need for COVID-19 vaccine equity – University of Oxford AND COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity Undermines Global Economic Recovery  – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Perspective | SARS-CoV-2 human challenge studies — establishing the model during an evolving pandemic.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:49h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 Human Challenge Studies — Establishing the Model during an Evolving Pandemic – New England Journal of Medicine

Related: World’s first coronavirus “Human Challenge” study receives ethics approval in the UK (several texts on the subject) AND Are SARS-CoV-2 Human Challenge Trials Ethical? – “A clinical trial is underway in the UK in which young, healthy participants are exposed deliberately to SARS-CoV-2 to assess the viral inoculum needed to produce an infection and to test vaccine efficacy”.

 


Review: Ethics in extracorporeal life support.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:29h | UTC

Ethics in extracorporeal life support: a narrative review – Critical Care

 


Survey finds 8% of researchers have falsified or fabricated data.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:28h | UTC

8% of researchers in Dutch survey have falsified or fabricated data – Nature

Original study and commentaries: Landmark research integrity survey finds questionable practices are surprisingly common.

Related: Opinion | Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise? AND How a Data Detective Exposed Suspicious Medical Trials

 


Opinion | Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:55h | UTC

Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine – The Conversation

 


ALA/ATS Response to Philip Morris International’s (PMI) Purchase of British Producer of Respiratory Treatments – “The announcement that PMI wants to acquire an inhaled medicine company is the latest reprehensible choice from a company that has profited from addicting users to its deadly products”.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:12h | UTC

American Lung Association and the American Thoracic Society Response to Philip Morris International’s Purchase of British Producer of Respiratory Treatments – American Thoracic Society

 


Perspective | Averting Future Vaccine Injustice.

16 Jul, 2021 | 11:04h | UTC

Averting Future Vaccine Injustice – New England Journal of Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Donuts, drugs, booze, and guns: what governments are offering people to take covid-19 vaccines – “Incentive programs do not target the trust relationship between the public and the providers”.

16 Jul, 2021 | 10:56h | UTC

Donuts, drugs, booze, and guns: what governments are offering people to take covid-19 vaccines – The BMJ

 


Why aren’t diseases like HIV and malaria, which still kill millions of people a year, called pandemics? – “HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria shouldn’t be labeled as “just” epidemics or endemic. They are pandemics that have been beaten in rich countries”.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:22h | UTC

Why aren’t diseases like HIV and malaria, which still kill millions of people a year, called pandemics? – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | “Negative Secular Trends in Medicine: Part VIII: Practicing Physicians Posting on Social Media”.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:08h | UTC

“Negative Secular Trends in Medicine: Part VIII: Practicing Physicians Posting on Social Media” – American Journal of Medicine

 


Opinion | The case for mandating COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:22h | UTC

The Case for Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers – Annals of Internal Medicine

News release: Case is strong for mandating COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers – American College of Physicians

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pro-Con Debate | Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?

13 Jul, 2021 | 09:51h | UTC

Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children? – The BMJ

News release: Should we delay COVID-19 vaccination in children? – British Medical Journal

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO criticizes rich countries for planning COVID vaccine ‘boosters’ – while billions wait for first jab.

13 Jul, 2021 | 09:45h | UTC

COVID-19 booster strategy as Delta multiplies, highlights ‘disappointing inequality’: WHO – UN News

See also: WHO Lambasts Pfizer, Moderna & Rich Countries for Planning COVID Vaccine ‘Boosters’ – While Billions Wait for First Jab – Health Policy Watch AND WHO says vaccinated countries must stop ordering booster shots until others are fully vaccinated – ABC News

 


Landmark research integrity survey finds questionable practices are surprisingly common.

12 Jul, 2021 | 01:32h | UTC

Landmark research integrity survey finds questionable practices are surprisingly common – Science (a few articles per month are free)

Original studies (preprint): Prevalence of questionable research practices, research misconduct and their potential explanatory factors: a survey among academic researchers in The Netherlands – MetaArXiv AND Prevalence of responsible research practices and their potential explanatory factors: a survey among academic researchers in The Netherlands – MetaArXiv

Related: Opinion | Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?

 


Editorial: Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s disease?

12 Jul, 2021 | 01:15h | UTC

Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s disease? – The BMJ

Related: FDA approvement of Alzheimer’s drug sparks controversy among doctors.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?

8 Jul, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Time to assume that health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise? – The BMJ Opinion

Related: How a Data Detective Exposed Suspicious Medical Trials

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO pledges extensive commitments towards women’s empowerment and health.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

WHO pledges extensive commitments towards women’s empowerment and health – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Editorial | Do not just sit there, do something … but do no harm: the worrying aspects of COVID-19 experimental interventions.

6 Jul, 2021 | 10:14h | UTC

Do not just sit there, do something … but do no harm: the worrying aspects of COVID-19 experimental interventions – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective | Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans.

6 Jul, 2021 | 10:12h | UTC

Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans – The Lancet

 


When is ‘self-plagiarism’ OK? New guidelines offer researchers rules for recycling text.

6 Jul, 2021 | 10:02h | UTC

When is ‘self-plagiarism’ OK? New guidelines offer researchers rules for recycling text – Science (a few articles per month are free)

 


Joint COVAX Statement on the Equal Recognition of Vaccines – COVAX urges all government authorities to recognize as fully vaccinated all people who have received COVID-19 vaccines that have been deemed safe and effective by WHO.

5 Jul, 2021 | 02:39h | UTC

Joint COVAX Statement on the Equal Recognition of Vaccines – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO challenges Pfizer and Moderna to openly share their know-how to accelerate COVID vaccine production.

5 Jul, 2021 | 02:36h | UTC

WHO Challenges Pfizer and Moderna to Openly Share Their Know-How to Accelerate COVID Vaccine Production – Health Policy Watch

 


Viewpoint | Sharing technology and vaccine doses to address global vaccine inequity and end the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 Jul, 2021 | 11:22h | UTC

Sharing Technology and Vaccine Doses to Address Global Vaccine Inequity and End the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA

 


Analysis | Future of covid-19 vaccine pricing: lessons from influenza – “Routine use of covid-19 vaccines could strain health budgets if pricing follows the pattern seen with influenza vaccines”.

24 Jun, 2021 | 09:50h | UTC

Future of covid-19 vaccine pricing: lessons from influenza – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | I Run the W.H.O., and I Know That Rich Countries Must Make a Choice.

14 Jun, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

I Run the W.H.O., and I Know That Rich Countries Must Make a Choice – The New York Times

 


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