How mRNA technology is improving the flu Shot: The Big Take podcast by Bloomberg
It’s estimated that half a million or more people around the world die of influenza each year. And many of these deaths could be prevented with a highly effective, widely used flu shot.
United in Protection: vaccination is a show of solidarity!
Ahead of European Immunisation Week (EIW), taking place from 23 to 29 April 2023, Isabel de la Mata -principal advisor for Health and Crisis Management at the European Commission- talks about the benefits of lifelong vaccination
Changes in sleep quality and sleep disturbances in the general population from before to during the COVID-19 lockdown: A systematic review and meta-analysis
This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to explore changes in sleep quality and sleep disturbances in the general population from before to during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Improving Adult Vaccination Policy in Long-Term Care Settings. Technical Report.
With the World Immunization Week coming up, IFA has produced a study to deliver critical baseline data to help inform technical guidelines, as well as governmental and civil society dialogue and policy actions, to protect the health of LTC residents.
The burden of respiratory syncytial virus in healthy term-born infants in Europe: a prospective birth cohort study
Accurate health-care burden data in healthy infants are necessary to determine RSV immunisation policy when RSV immunisation becomes available.
SARS-CoV-2 Omicron boosting induces de novo B cell response in humans
The primary two-dose SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine series are strongly immunogenic in humans, but the emergence of highly infectious variants necessitated additional doses and the development of new variant-derived vaccines.
ESWI Summit 2022: Pandemic Preparedness, Where Science and Policy Meet
ESWI pandemic preparedness summit: where science and policy meet
Main outcome of the ESWI summit “Pandemic Preparedness: Where Science and Policy Meet”, which took place in Brussels in June 2022, was recently published in the scientific journal One Health Outlook.
IDF Diabetes Atlas 2022 Reports
In 2022, the annual Atlas took a deeper look into the impact of type 2 diabetes in indigenous peoples, type 1 diabetes across all age groups, COVID-19 among people with diabetes, and diabetes foot-related complications.
Fatal Jump, Tracking the Origins of Pandemics
Expect the unexpected. This adage flawlessly embodies infectious diseases and pathogens. The causative agents of infectious diseasesmaster the art of exploiting any shortcoming, any breach, any loophole in our defensive arsenal.
Policy & Recommendations
From Charity to Solidarity: Building a Networked Platform for Equitable Countermeasures for the Pandemic Age
Pandemic Action Network releases a policy paper with a set of recommendations to establish a new equitable, effective, and efficient pandemic countermeasures platform that will be key in responding to future health threats.
We need to keep an eye on avian influenza
H5N1 avian influenza viruses of the A/goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage have been circulating in wild birds for many years, have inflicted significant economic losses on the poultry industry and have caused zoonotic infections since 1997.