Two new reports on vaccination

Vaccination has long been considered one of the most important medical achievements of the 20th Century for the primary prevention of communicable diseases. However, in recent years vaccination has become a hot topic in public discussions and faces major challenges.

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A joint FEAM/EASAC Commentary on the European Commission Roadmap on Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases

With the dramatic increase in measles in Europe – a four-fold increase from 2016 to 2017, according to a recent report by the World Health Organization – and the urgent need for vaccines protecting against infections for which no vaccines currently exist, the European Commission (EC) has drafted a Roadmap for Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases and aims to adopt a proposal by mid-2018 for a Council Recommendation on this issue.

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EASAC publishes report on negative emission technologies

In a new report by EASAC (the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council), senior scientists from across Europe have evaluated the potential contribution of negative emission technologies (NETs) to allow humanity to meet the Paris Agreement’s targets of avoiding dangerous climate change.

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