The missing dimension in COVID-19 vaccine development
Editor’s Commentary: There’s nothing safe or effective about a vaccine people refuse to take
While they race to create COVID-19 vaccines, governments, drug companies and the public health community must avoid a deadly mistake that has limited the effectiveness of other vaccines.
From the moment a new medical product is conceived through the day it is approved, the focus is almost exclusively on characterizing, enhancing and demonstrating its safety and efficacy.
A third dimension is equally important but usually overlooked: trust.
There is nothing safe or effective about a