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How A Hopeful Vaccine Destroyed Public Trust In Medicine

November 23, 2019 00:00 AM UTC
- Updated April 28, 2020 20:50 PM UTC

When Dengvaxia was launched in the Philippines in 2016, it offered hope for a virus that has infected millions of people worldwide. What followed was a whirlwind of misinformation, confusion, and distrust.


The Philippine government's been moving fast to combat dengue. In December, it approved the sale of the world's first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. Now, they're going around schools, and the target is to vaccinate more than a million schoolchildren against the dengue virus. Colites family insists the ...

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