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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #8
The race to find a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus began soon after it became clear that the virus would likely spread globally. Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating, there are at least 180 vaccines in various stages of development. In times of crisis, how do pharmaceutical companies and public health authorities balance safety and effectiveness with the urgency to roll out a vaccine?

In this edition of the FACTizenship newsletter, we share our latest fact-check about the interruption of clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as an update on why the trials were interrupted.





New fact-checks





Fact-checked
Clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 were interrupted
An article by l’Agence France Presse/TVA Nouvelles dated September 10, 2020 states that clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 had been suspended.




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Fact-checked
Has the likelihood of surviving COVID-19 increased over time?
Claims suggesting that, as healthcare professionals learn more about COVID-19, people’s chances of survival increase. 




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