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Vaccines - Latest News
Sep 4, 2020 - 12:37 am .- Catholic leaders in the U.S. have welcomed the news that one of the world’s biggest vaccine producers has decided to discontinue a polio vaccine derived from an abortion fetal cell line.
Aug 28, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- With more than 1,000 deaths a day still being registered in the United States, coronavirus vaccines are being developed, and tested at speed. Ahead of an effective vaccine being found, some government officials have broached the possibility of mandatory vaccinations—prompting ethical and legal questions.
Aug 24, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- The Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has called on the country’s government to fund an ethical coronavirus vaccine not derived from the cells of aborted children.
Aug 8, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Production for a new coronavirus vaccine is speeding along, but ethical questions remain about its development, and who should receive it first.
Jul 31, 2020 - 03:45 am .- The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday.
Jul 28, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate.
May 2, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said in an interview Thursday that “there’s been a history in creating vaccines of—in some cases anyway—of using cell lines from aborted fetuses,” and that it remains important to highlight the complicated ethical concerns in vaccine research. 
Apr 28, 2020 - 05:17 pm .- Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver has announced that he is donating to the University of British Columbia’s research toward a COVID-19 vaccine.
Apr 18, 2020 - 04:28 pm .- Development of an effective, safe and widely available vaccine for the novel coronavirus is deeply important, but its development should avoid unethical links to abortion, said pro-life leaders in a letter to the Trump administration.
Sep 25, 2019 - 12:03 am .- A Catholic bishop in the Philippines called for a strong response from the government to fight poliovirus, following an announcement last week from health officials that the once-eradicated disease has made a reappearance.
May 6, 2019 - 04:28 pm .- More than 760 cases of measles have been reported in the United States this year, the CDC says. Currently, 23 states have been affected, with 60 new cases reported in the last week. The majority of cases have been concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York, with outbreaks in New Jersey, Washington, and California as well.
Jan 29, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Disneyland is supposed to be the Happiest Place on Earth, not the place where you contract a highly contagious, once-eradicated disease.

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