In this newly added section of the newsletter, we provide excerpts of and links to relevant and topical studies, opinion pieces, blogs, and other articles published on leading scientific platforms on health systems, medicine, and allied social sectors.

Should children get COVID vaccines? What the science says

Article published July 20, 2021 in Nature. 

Is vaccinating children safe? Is it necessary? How will vaccinating children and young people affect the pandemic? Is vaccinating children fair? With vaccination campaigns for children under way in some countries while others weigh the options, this article looks at the evidence for vaccinating younger people.

Study Suggests Lasting Immunity After COVID-19, With a Big Boost From Vaccination 

Article published July 14, 2021 in the Journal of the American Medical Association

The articles suggests that after an infection with Covid-19, most people appear to have some protection against the virus for at least a year. Furthermore, this and other research demonstrates that vaccinating these individuals substantially enhances their immune response and confers strong resistance against variants of concern, including the delta variant.