Check out the latest Pop’Sciences article: “From Smallpox to Covid-19, what are the fears, expectations and reasons behind vaccines?”

On The August 31, 2021

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Vaccination is seen as one of the key elements in the fight against the pandemic. But not everyone agrees. To shed more light on this subject, the Université de Lyon teamed up with a dozen researchers from Lyon and Saint-Étienne to publish a comprehensive Pop’Sciences article that is available to everyone.

From the laboratory to the vaccine center, how is a vaccine produced? What does a vaccinologist focus on? How do Covid vaccines fit into the history of vaccines? Immune response, vaccine history, side effects, public health strategy, universal access to vaccination, vaccine-resistant variants...

All of these issues, some of which are widely discussed in the media and social media, will be addressed in a number of interviews, podcasts and videos.

Thanks to the contributions of the different researchers involved in this article – including an immunologist, a virologist and a historian – Pop’Sciences invites you to take a second look at the never-ending stream of information and see things more clearly.

Read the Pop'Sciences article (FR)

In this Pop'Sciences article:

Vaccines: how they work
The principles of developing a vaccine, the different vaccine techniques, and a real-world example of a vaccine against bronchiolitis in infants, currently being developed in Lyon.

Vaccine hesitancy
There are many reasons why people are wary of vaccines, and this issue has been around for a long time.

The unparalleled breakthroughs to tackle Covid-19
A detailed explanation of the remarkable feat of producing a vaccine in one year.

The SARS-CoV-2 variants
When variants undermine vaccination efforts.

They contributed to this article:

  • Nathalie Davoust-Nataf (ENS de Lyon)
  • Hélène Dutartre (Inserm, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Emma Petiot (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Manuel Rosa-Calatravra (Inserm, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Michèle Ottmann (Inserm, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Christine Delprat (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Altan Yavuz (CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Sergio Linares (CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Olivier Morin (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Baptiste Baylac-Paouly (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Stéphane Paul (Inserm, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
  • Anne-Marie Moulin (CNRS, Université Paris-La Sorbonne)