Tag: vaccines

Chronicles of the epic mission to deliver Covid vaccines to the world

The race to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine has been likened to a moonshot, but in several ways landing a man on the moon was easier. In his new book, “A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World” (MIT CTL Media, 2021), MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi recounts the […]

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In-N-Out Refuses to Be ‘Vaccination Police’ in Move Against Mandate

(Photo by James Leynse / Corbis via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. In-N-Out just gave people from California one more reason to shut up about how it’s the best fast-food chain in the world.  The burger chain’s only location in San Francisco temporarily closed on October […]

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Congrats To Rightwing Pundit Dennis Prager, Who Wanted To Get COVID And Now Has It After Hugging ‘Thousands’ Of People

We’re closing in on our second year of the pandemic era, and it’s been a wild ride for conservatives. First they, led by then-president Donald J. Trump, tried to ignore it. Then they downplayed it. Then they attacked all the life-saving measures (masks, vaccines) that could bring it to an end. (Some even told their […]

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The Republican War on Vaccine Mandates Will Not End Well for Them

Democrats have struggled to regain control of the narrative, in part because they have spent most of the summer griping over a bill that has little to do with the pandemic, at least not directly. The Build Back Better Act and its accompanying infrastructure bill were designed for a post-Covid world that hasn’t yet materialized; […]

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GOP Firebrand Allen West Was Dragged For Tweeting Out A Deranged Anti-Vaxx Screed — While In The Hospital Being Treated For COVID

The GOP is for the most part ride or die against masks and vaccines, despite the best efforts of leaders like Mitch McConnell. (And every great now and then Trump, who is partly responsible for the latter.) Things are so bad even those who’ve actually caught COVID, and suffered, aren’t convinced. Such is the case […]

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Welcome to the New Era of Vaccine Acceleration

If we have learned anything about controlling epidemics in the past year, it’s that it’s very difficult to halt the spread of disease with vaccines alone—especially when they first appear. As the vaccines are endorsed, financed, and rolled out, other prevention strategies are key for controlling the illness. “Insecticide-treated bed nets—that’s what has made the […]

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Proud Boy Rabbi Promises Religious Exemptions for COVID Vaccine

Asher Meza seen in a video from CPAC Dallas. Screenshot via YouTube.  A Proud Boy rabbi—yes, you read that right—is offering to sign religious exemption forms for people who don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccination.  Asher Meza, who hails from South Florida, posted a video for his 11,000 subscribers on YouTube last week saying […]

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Watch a Beverly Hills Anti-Vaxxer Scream at School Kids Vaccines Are ‘Rape’

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A group of militant anti-vaccine activists protested children walking to school in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, with one notorious anti-vaxxer screaming, “They’re trying […]

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People Can’t Believe That Letitia Wright, Who Plays Brilliant Scientist Shuri In ‘Black Panther,’ Has Been Reportedly Spouting Anti-Vaxx Views On-Set

An actor is rarely exactly like the character they’re playing. It’s called acting. But sometimes the disconnect between a performer and the fictitious character they’re playing is too wide to ignore. The public has known since last December that Letitia Wright, the Guyanese-born English actress best known for playing brilliant scientist Shuri in the Black […]

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NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Is Deploying The National Guard To Fill In For Unvaxxed Hospital Workers, And The Right-Wing Can’t Handle It

New York State offered health care workers a choice: Get vaccinated or lose their job. That day came on Monday, September 27, with tens of thousands of unvaxxed employees set to be fired, opening a potentially catastrophic hole in the state’s hospital system. But newish Governor Kathy Hochul had a plan that of course didn’t […]

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The Baffling Legal Standard Fueling Religious Objections to Vaccine Mandates

When people apply for a religious exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine, they are stepping into a legal world shaped by Seeger. Even though that case was technically just about the interpreting the draft act, it quickly began to influence religious freedom in many other arenas. For example, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) evaluates […]

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Vaccine Mandates and the God-Given Right to Spread Covid

It’s unclear exactly how these religious exemptions—and all the complexities that come with them—will unfold in the courts. Laws vary from state to state, and even the federal government is playing catch-up. “An agency may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation to employees who communicate to the agency that they are not vaccinated against […]

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Biologists identify new targets for cancer vaccines

Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring vaccination as a way to help fight cancer. These experimental cancer vaccines are designed to stimulate the body’s own immune system to destroy a tumor, by injecting fragments of cancer proteins found on the tumor. So far, none of these vaccines have been approved by the FDA, […]

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The Third Dose: What You Need to Know

Even as confusion about third vaccine doses deepened, recent actions by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased the likelihood that such booster shots will be inevitable for Americans trying to protect themselves against COVID-19. But questions abound. Has the third dose decision been finalized? No. While the CDC has put forth a […]

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