Malaria vaccine hype premature: Lancet
It also raised eyebrows because it was published ahead of efficacy data for six- to 12- week-old infants – the “ideal population for this vaccine” – becoming available next year.
“The results were released at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s forum… following the same event in 2007 at which they famously called for the eradication of malaria,” an editorial in The Lancet stated.
“But well-intentioned political agendas must not obscure the evidence.”
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