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Cynthia Leifer

Cynthia Leifer

Cynthia Leifer, PhD, is an associate professor of immunology at Cornell University where she teaches immunology to university students, PhD students, and veterinary students. Her lab studies inflammation and immune recognition and response to viruses, bacteria and parasites. Cynthia is also a regular contributor to She can be followed at @CindyLeifer.

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  • Manufacturers should evaluate quality control methods for vaccinesSubscription

    3 APR 2017

    I read with interest your news story ‘Researchers find metal impurities in vaccines, but European regulator challenges study’ (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2017;298:76). Manufacturers have an interest and an obligation to produce all drugs, including vaccines, as contaminant free as possible. However, no

  • We cannot allow freedom of choice to endanger the lives of whole populations, so Governments need to step up enforcement of vaccinations. In the image, vaccination posters from the 1950s

    Mandatory vaccination will protect all citizensSubscription

    2 APR 2015Comments (2)

    We cannot allow freedom of choice to endanger the lives of whole populations, so governments need to step up efforts to enforce vaccinations.

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