Historically, Important Scientific Announcements About Vaccines are made through peer-reviewed medical research articles, who have undergone a Thorough scrutiny from study design to results, not through pharmaceutical press releases. Hence the necessary caution.
“The naked figures are promising and hopeful, but the only information is from the press releases. They emphasize the positive because the purpose is more entrepreneurial than scientific, “says Isabel Sola, a researcher at the National Center for Biotechnology of Spain (CNB-CSIC) in statements to the Sinc agency. For this reason, Sola, like other researchers , warns that we are facing “intermediate and provisional” results, something that should be remembered in the midst of so much euphoria.
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