GIJN’s webinar “Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine Race” is the second event to mark the publication of our new guide, “Investigating Health and Medicine.” In this webinar, we are pleased to present a noted physician specializing in vaccine development and an award-winning health journalist. Together, they will cut through the fog to show what red flags to look for both before and after a vaccine is approved.
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
Adverse Event Reporting (AER)
Reports filed by patients and medical professionals to national and international regulatory bodies regarding adverse reactions to medical drugs and devices. See, for example, the US FDA’s system here. Bio-Markers
Biological markers refer to a broad subcategory of medical signs — that is, objective indications of the medical state of a patient, observed from outside the patient — and which can be accurately measured and the findings reproduced. For example, a blood test result. Medical signs stand in contrast to medical symptoms, which are limited to those indications of health or illness perceived by patients themselves. Blinding
When study participants do not know if they are receiving an intervention.
This GIJN webinar, “Investigating Health and Medicine,” open to everyone and free, is produced as part of the Misinformation in Medicine Summit, a two-day event convened by DataLEADS and hosted by the Google News Initiative as a part of the APAC Trusted Media Summit 2020. At the session, GIJN will also launch a major new reporting guide, “Investigating Health and Medicine.”