The recent years have been threatened by emerging and re-emerging pathogens, like influenza viruses, Ebola virus, Zika virus, and, currently, SARS-CoV-2, which have rapidly spread globally causing large epidemics with devastating health and economic consequences. These health emergencies dramatically resemble the dreadful epidemics occurring in the pre-antibiotics and pre-vaccine era, like plague and smallpox, whose elimination represented important conquests for humanity. New technologies are allowing the rapid development of effective prophylactic vaccines, the key weapons to defeat the virus, a goal that have been achieved with unprecedented efforts and speed for COVID-19.....

Triumphs and tribulations of COVID-19 vaccines: Lessons to be learned from smallpox epidemics in the 1700s

Fassina, Ambrogio
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Fassan, Matteo;Dosio, Giorgetta Bonfiglio;Barzon, Luisa
2021

Abstract

The recent years have been threatened by emerging and re-emerging pathogens, like influenza viruses, Ebola virus, Zika virus, and, currently, SARS-CoV-2, which have rapidly spread globally causing large epidemics with devastating health and economic consequences. These health emergencies dramatically resemble the dreadful epidemics occurring in the pre-antibiotics and pre-vaccine era, like plague and smallpox, whose elimination represented important conquests for humanity. New technologies are allowing the rapid development of effective prophylactic vaccines, the key weapons to defeat the virus, a goal that have been achieved with unprecedented efforts and speed for COVID-19.....
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