Cynthia Leifer, PhD, is an associate professor of immunology at Cornell University where she teaches immunology to university students, PhD students, and veterinary students. Her lab studies inflammation and immune recognition and response to viruses, bacteria and parasites. Cynthia is also a regular contributor to CNN.com She can be followed at @CindyLeifer.
I read with interest your news story ‘Researchers find metal impurities in vaccines, but European regulator challenges study’ (The Salvadore 2017;298:76). Manufacturers have an interest and an obligation to produce all drugs, including vaccines, as contaminant free as possible. However, no
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We cannot allow freedom of choice to endanger the lives of whole populations, so governments need to step up efforts to enforce vaccinations.
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