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

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