Future vaccines

Future vaccines – Covid 19

The COVID19 pandemic and future vaccines. The Pandemic has revolutionised the way vaccines are made and underlined the inequalities in access to vaccines.

But will it leave a legacy?

Roland Pease explores the potential for mRNA and other revolutionary vaccines to make future health protection faster, safer and more flexible, whether ‘universal’ vaccines will give broader protection, and how access to vaccines can be made more equitable.

Picture: Coronavirus vaccines on the production line, Credit: MikeMareen/Getty Images

Did SARS-Covid 19 originate in bats?

Covid 19 researchers studying bats in Northern Laos have found evidence that brings us closer than ever to understanding the origin of Sars-Covid-19.

Meanwhile in China this week, President Xi Jinping is taking a Great Science Leap for China and investing seriously in his strategic vision of turning China into a nation of scientific pace-setters. Catch up with this and other reports on Discovery, every Sunday at 8:30 AM

Covid in Vietnam Health Check special

In 2020 Vietnam ran a successful track and trace system Covid in Vietnam, with very few coronavirus infections and for a long time no deaths at all, while other countries had thousands.

Meanwhile, Indian authorities have approved the world’s first DNA Covid vaccine for emergency use.

Wellbeing during the Covid Pandemic

Health Check reports on how art and gardening have saved some people’s mental health and wellbeing during the Covid pandemic and helped with the stresses and strains of the last 18 months.

Ebola outbreaks after 5 years.

Virologists Alpha Kabinet Keita and Robert Garry talk to Roland Pease about the research and its implications.