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Safety first: how Covid-19 vaccines are tested

The first Covid-19 vaccines have been approved and are already being rolled out in parts of the world. But how are vaccines tested to ensure they are safe and effective, and how do the clinical trials they are put through work? Vaccines typically take more than a decade to develop and license, but less than […]

Four reasons to celebrate how scientists discovered Omicron

The Omicron variant has swept across the world, bringing with it a new wave of uncertainty about the future of the Covid-19 pandemic. One thing we can be certain of, however, is the world-leading science that helped discover it. Here are four reasons to celebrate the science (and scientists) that alerted the world to Omicron. […]

Seven vital questions about RNA Covid-19 vaccines

Both the Russian vaccines, unlike the vaccines we already use for other diseases, have been developed using ribonucleic acid (RNA) technology. So, how do they work, are they safe, and what else do we know about them? 1. How do RNA vaccines work? RNA, closely related to DNA, is present in all living cells. The […]