Vaccines are one of the most remarkable achievements in the field of modern medicine. A new study by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Sourasky Medical Center has shown that these are remarkably safe. Led by Dr. Daniel Shepshelovich of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, the researchers studied 57 vaccines that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration between 1996 and 2015 which yielded 58 safety-related issues associated with almost 25 of them.
The research found that a large number of safety issues that are concerned with vaccines are through the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) where the ones identified are of limited clinical significance, rare and not life-threatening. The current COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of life with contagious infectious diseases without an effective cure.
Vaccines are safe for you! No need to be scared
The national surveillance system collects about 30,000 reports related to potential vaccine safety concerns every year from health professionals, vaccine manufacturers, and the public. The FDA continuously monitors the reports to find patterns or spikes in adverse events reported about a particular trial cure.
"We've shaved years off of the time that it takes to develop a vaccine … and we've done it while maintaining the FDA gold standard for safety." pic.twitter.com/RgN6ShJLlu
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 27, 2020
The current research is trying to manufacture a Coronavirus cure which is going to help humanity in the long run. The coronavirus highlights what a world would look like with infectious disease without an effective vaccine, and how much we depend on effective cures given to the general public to allow us to live our lives without fear of being infected by another person with a dangerous disease such as polio, measles or mumps.
Currently, a lot of researchers are working on a cure for COVID-19. Oxford University, Moderna, and Astra Zeneca are currently working in this research area. The ChAdOx-nCOV-2 might help cure Coronavirus for good in the long run.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.