COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to tuberculosis (TB) services in India – which has the highest burden of TB cases globally. Not only may people with TB be uniquely vulnerable to severe complications from COVID-19, if infected – but the pandemic has also disrupted already-stretched systems of delivering TB care, and lockdowns have made much-needed social support increasingly difficult to come by.
Johnson & Johnson just announced the launch of a Phase 3 clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. But what does this step in the process really mean? We asked two experts whose job it is to test vaccines to help demystify the clinical trial process—step by step.
Roland Zahn, Ph.D., a Janssen scientist and expert in viral vaccines, was at the front lines of research during the Ebola outbreak. Today he and his team are working at record speed to help deliver a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
On the latest episode of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling delves into the effects of the pandemic on kids. We sat down with one of the guests, Vikram Patel, a professor at Harvard Medical School, to find out the most pressing questions on his mind.