Rappler's latest stories on vaccination
'We have to live with this virus,' says epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet
(UPDATED) The Philippines is looking at joining clinical trials as the 'best short-term strategy' for now as this will help ensure access to vaccines once proven to be effective
The Philippines is currently in talks with the World Health Organization to join solidarity trials and is also collaborating with at least 5 other developers to test potential vaccines
Brazil, which is the primary global producer for yellow fever vaccines, is renowned for its expertise in vaccines
Known as BNT162b1, it produces antibody responses at or above the levels seen in any convalescent serum – blood from people who have recovered – at relatively low doses
Inovio's vaccine, called INO-4800, is designed to inject DNA into a person so as to set off a specific immune system response against the coronavirus
'What if there is a vaccine and they won't supply unless you pay at once? So the funds should already be available in the budget,' says Speaker Alan Cayetano
Anti-vaxxers – a small but vocal group of people who don't believe in vaccinations – take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to multiply disinformation on social media
Known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, it is already being tested in volunteers in Britain, and is due to start being administered this week in South Africa, as well
South Africa is set to vaccinate 2,000 people with the vaccine known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says researchers are working on more than 200 vaccine candidates around the world
Officials envision distributing COVID-19 in tiers, employing a decade-old methodology used for pandemic influenza
The German government will invest 300 million euros ($337 million) to take a 23% stake in CureVac, one of the companies developing a coronavirus vaccine
A leading Chinese academic says: 'I understand that people are eagerly waiting for a vaccine. But on a scientific point of view, we can't lower our criteria, even in an emergency'
The US biotech company's vaccine effort is a global frontrunner, alongside a vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford with AstraZeneca, which has also launched a large scale trial on 10,000 volunteers
'In the sphere of public health, the Philippines and other developing nations should matter, despite our seeming irrelevance on the world stage'
'Our present assumption is that we will have the data by the end of the summer, by August, so in September we should know whether we have an effective vaccine or not,' says AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says a new vaccine against the coronavirus has to be available to everyone across the world
The collaboration will enable 'the fastest and best possible results with key players in the pharmaceutical industry about promising vaccine initiatives,' the Dutch Health Ministry says
One of the biggest obstacles to putting out the amount needed could surprisingly be that there are not enough glass vials to store the doses in
The anti-coronavirus task force approves a proposal for two Taiwanese and two Chinese pharmaceuticals to test their potential vaccines for COVID-19 in the Philippines
'We are now initiating studies to evaluate how well the vaccine induces immune responses in older adults, and to test whether it can provide protection in the wider population,' says the Oxford Vaccine Group
The company says it is 'engaging with international organizations,' including the World Health Organization, 'for the fair allocation and distribution of the vaccine around the world'
Global markets surge as Europe pushes towards normality
If all goes well, the 5 tests will complete the second phase of testing in July 2020
Two US agencies warn that Chinese hackers were trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research – a claim Beijing rejects as 'smearing' its reputation
(UPDATED) Sanofi's British CEO Paul Hudson say that if its efforts to find a vaccine pan out, he will supply the US government first because 'it's invested in taking the risk'
Asked about earlier reports that the US believed Chinese hackers were targeting US vaccine research, President Donald Trump replies: 'What else is new with China? What else is new? Tell me. I'm not happy with China.'
Major European powers, along with Japan and Canada, make the biggest pledges from around 40 countries, but there is no official US representation, weakening the event
Trials start in Cape Town, where BCG booster shots are administered to 250 healthcare workers, while another 250 receive a dummy formula, or placebo
'I would be delighted if it was possible to achieve this in a few months,' German health minister Jens Spahn says. 'But it can also take years as there can of course be setbacks, as we have seen some with other vaccines.'
(UPDATED) Rappler compiles the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine development as of May 2020
The study does not represent the final word on the matter, and there are several large-scale trials in advanced stages that should soon provide a clearer picture
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte hopes the bigger cash reward – 5 times more than what he initially offered – would 'embolden' Filipino scientists 'to work overtime to come up with a vaccine' against COVID-19
'Sidelining me in the middle of this pandemic and placing politics and cronyism ahead of science puts lives at risk and stunts national efforts to safely and effectively address this urgent public health crisis,' Dr. Rick Bright says
The non-binding resolution irks the United States.... [for highlighting] the 'crucial leading role' of the World Health Organization, which President Donald Trump has strongly criticized
The call for cooperation comes as research laboratories and pharmaceutical manufacturers launch expensive efforts to develop vaccines and other therapeutics that could be critical in fighting the pandemic
China now has 3 different clinical trials for 3 possible coronavirus vaccines in the works
But it may be another year to 18 months before it becomes available, once it has passed more trial phases to prove it works and is safe
The report on Trump's offer sparks a furious response in Berlin – and a swift denial from the company
(UPDATED) A newspaper claims that Trump is trying to secure exclusive rights to a potential vaccine against the global health threat, which is being worked on by biotech firm CureVac
Disinformation about vaccines has been around for hundreds of years
In 2019, the Department of Health declared outbreaks of measles and polio in the Philippines. How did this happen?
Metro Manila itself achieves more than 100% of the vaccination target, with children receiving the OPV, or 109.99% of the target
Anti-vaccination users are hijacking sexual assault and abortion rights hashtags to spread their message
The Department of Health partners with McDonald's Philippines for the next rounds of the nationwide polio vaccination program
Doctors Without Borders says the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting about 50,000 people over a period of 4 months
(UPDATED) Several countries now require Filipino travelers to present proof that they’ve been vaccinated against the polio virus
Scientists says the findings 'means the (measles) vaccine is that much more valuable'
Bakit nagkaroon ng panibagong polio outbreak sa Pilipinas at paano ito maaayos?