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Moderna vaccine fully neutralizes new SARS-CoV-2 variants, study shows

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine neutralizes all circulating variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) tested to date.
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Health care worker dies after second dose of COVID vaccine, investigations underway

Tim Zook’s last post on Facebook brimmed with optimism. “Never been so excited to get a shot before,” he wrote on Jan. 5, above a photo of the Band-Aid on his arm and his COVID-19 vaccination card. “I am now fully vaccinated after receiving my 2nd Pfizer dose.” Zook, 60, was an X-ray technologist at South Coast Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. A couple of hours later, he had an upset stomach and trouble breathing. By 3:30 p.m. it was so bad his colleagues at work walked him to the emergency r...
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Vaccines may not work as well against the coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, so Moderna and Pfizer are upgrading their shots

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa on June 28, 2020. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against a more infectious version of the coronavirus first found in South Africa. New research shows the mutated strain can evade the antibodies developed in response to vaccination or infection with the original version of the coronavirus. Moderna said its vacc...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Kentucky, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, South Africa, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccines, Mutations, Anthony Fauci, Emory University


Biden administration to boost vaccine supply amid shortages

The Biden administration is boosting purchases of coronavirus vaccines to deliver enough to protect 300 million Americans by the end of the summer, as it surges deliveries to states for the next three weeks following complaints of shortages and inconsistent supplies. President Joe Biden was set to announce the surge in deliveries to states Tuesday afternoon, along with the news that the federal government is purchasing an additional 100 million doses each of the two approved coronavirus vaccines...
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Johnson & Johnson's CEO says crucial coronavirus vaccine data will come by early next week

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, takes the stand as a witness in New Jersey Supreme Court in New Brunswick Reuters We'll know if a single-dose coronavirus vaccine works by early next week, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Tuesday. The healthcare giant is wrapping up a massive study testing its shot against a placebo.  If successful, J&J plans to deliver 100 million doses to the US by the end of June. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world is ...
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Fauci is worried that delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses could worsen the spread of mutant virus variants

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday that he is worried delaying the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines could "immunologically select" for virus variants. "It may not be the case, but it gets risky", Fauci said on a virtual World Economic Forum panel. He said that this is the reason the US "prefers" to keep the second dose close to the first. Other countries have delayed seco...
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Moderna Says Its Vaccine Should Work Against UK and South Africa Coronavirus Variants

The covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna can likely fend off worrying variants of the coronavirus first found in the UK and South Africa, the company announced Monday. Moderna’s preliminary data appears to show that its covid-19 vaccine produces a strong immune response to these variants. However, the company still…Read more...
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US drug giant Merck drops out the COVID-19 vaccine race, after its 2 vaccine candidates failed to generate a strong immune response

Lisa Taylor receives a COVID-19 vaccination from RN Jose Muniz with the help of Karenda Palmer, a staff member, as she takes part in a vaccine study at Research Centers of America on August 07, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images US pharmaceutical giant Merck said Monday that it has stopped developing two potential COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines were well tolerated in clinical trials, but failed to produce an adequate immune response. The company said it will focus resour...
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US scientists working to upgrade Covid vaccines for variants, says Fauci

Moderna says its vaccine works against UK and South Africa variants but it is developing new form to be used as boosterUS scientists are preparing to upgrade Covid-19 vaccines to address variants of the coronavirus now circulating in the UK and South Africa, Dr Anthony Fauci said on Monday. At the same time, Moderna said that though its Covid vaccine worked against the variants, it was developing a new form to be used as a booster shot. Related: Fauci says he was the 'skunk at the picnic' in T...
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Moderna says it’s making variant-specific COVID-19 vaccines, but its existing vaccine should still work

Moderna has detailed some of the steps it’s taking to ensure that its vaccine remains effective in the face of emerging strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that leads to COVID-19. These include testing how adding a second booster, for a total of three shots, works with its existing COVID-19 vaccine, and also developing a strain-specific variant designed to target spike proteins on the new variants of the virus that were first identified in the UK and in South Africa. The company is pursuing these me...
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The new CDC head doesn't know how many COVID-19 vaccine doses the US has. It's one of the 'biggest problems' with the rollout, she said.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, new head of the CDC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The director of the CDC said Sunday that she doesn't know how many COVID-19 vaccine doses are in the US. This means states can't plan how many vaccination sites to use or how many appointments to make, Dr. Rochelle Walensky told Fox News. It could lead to wastage or long lines at vaccine centres, Walensky warned. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The new director of the Centers for Disease Control...
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The CDC doesn't know how many vaccine doses the US has, its new head said. This is one of the 'biggest problems' with the rollout, she said.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, new head of the CDC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The director of the CDC said Sunday that she doesn't know how many COVID-19 vaccine doses are in the US. This means states can't plan how many vaccination sites to use or how many appointments to make, Dr. Rochelle Walensky told Fox News. It could lead to wastage or long lines at vaccine centres, Walensky warned. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The new director of the Centers for Disease Control...
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Egypt, Seychelles get first jabs

The two countries have rolled out China’s Sinopharm vaccine, but data issues are likely to keep some countries from doing the same The post Egypt, Seychelles get first jabs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, China, Russia, Africa, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Sputnik, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Seychelles, African Union, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Moderna, Top Six


‘On the cusp of great things’: Dozens of other COVID vaccines working their way to public

Move over, Pfizer and Moderna. You won’t be the only games in town too much longer. COVID-19 has existed for barely more than a year, but 64 vaccines are in clinical development and another 173 in preclinical development worldwide nonetheless, according to the World Health Organization. Dozens of hopefuls are in clinical trials in the U.S., including several by California researchers. But the two inching closest to the finish line here — by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — could win em...
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Vaccines may not work as well against the coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, research shows. People may also face a risk of reinfection.

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa on June 28, 2020. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against a more infectious version of the coronavirus first found in South Africa. New research shows the mutated strain can evade the antibodies developed in response to vaccination or infection with the original version of the coronavirus. But Pfizer has said i...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Kentucky, Trends, Cnn, South Africa, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccines, Seattle, Mutations, Penny, Emory University


FAQ: Here’s what you need to know now about getting a coronavirus vaccine in LA County

With all the developments arising this week in Los Angeles County, there’s a pretty good chance you are confused about whether you are eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, how you sign up and where you should go to get your shot. We’ll try to answer your questions. 1. I am 65 years old and I live in Los Angeles County. Can I get a vaccine? Appointments will be available for L.A. County residents 65 years old and older starting Tuesday afternoon at VaccinateLACounty.com. The first appointment...
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5 vaccination mega-centers open in L.A. County today – but are there enough doses to stock them?

Fueled by an increasingly uncertain supply of much-coveted coronavirus vaccines, Los Angeles County aimed to roll out five new large-scale vaccination centers, all at high-profile settings around the region, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The array of new vaccination centers will be in addition to the giant parking-lot clinic at Dodger Stadium — perhaps the largest vaccination site in the nation — and 75 smaller sites the county is already operating. Though all the sites are quite recognizable to Southlan...
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New local coronavirus strain may be contributing to surge, Cedars-Sinai says

More than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles may have been caused by a new, locally-distinct strain of the coronavirus, researchers from Cedars-Sinai said on Monday, Jan. 18. They believe it may have contributed to the virus’ devastating resurgence in recent weeks, but don’t yet know for sure. Researchers designated the strain CAL.20C, a Monday evening news release said. Their “findings did not indicate whether the strain is more deadly than current forms of the coronavirus.” Los Angeles...
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Southern California health providers scramble to isolate Moderna vaccine tied to bad reactions

Hundreds of health providers all over the state, including some in Southern California, have received doses from a specific lot of Moderna vaccine tied to about six serious reactions in San Diego last week. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, hospitals were scanning their records to determine if they had received doses from the batch tied to those reactions, and, if so, how many doses were already in people’s arms and how many had to be pulled from inventory until more is understood about wha...
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Fauci says a new COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for US approval within weeks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images Another COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in the US within weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The vaccines made by the drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are in clinical trials. President-elect Joe Biden's goal of 100 million doses in 100 days is "absolutely a doable thing," Fauci told NBC News' "Meet the Press." Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Fauci says 2 new vaccines could be ready for US approval within weeks, not months

Dr. Anthony Fauci, irector of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images Two more COVID-19 vaccines could be ready in the US within "weeks not months," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The vaccines made by drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are currently in clinical trials. President-elect Joe Biden's goal of 100 million doses in 100 days is "an absolutely do-able thing," Fauci told NBC News. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Children are the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next. Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into the arms of their parents — with an eye toward FDA approval in the next year or two. Stephanie Chao, director of pharmacy...
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Children the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next. Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into the arms of their parents — with an eye toward FDA approval in the next year or two. Stephanie Chao, director of pharmacy...
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Europe and Canada are facing temporary hits to coronavirus vaccine supply while Pfizer renovates a Belgian plant to eventually produce more doses

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is renovating a key manufacturing plant for its coronavirus vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. This will delay shipments to Europe and Canada in late-January and early February. Pfizer is still aiming to produce 2 billion doses in 2021. Mass-production a key challenge facing the world's vaccination campaign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European countries and Canada will receive fewer doses of Pfizer...
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Catching coronavirus gives 83% protection against reinfection for up to 5 months, a study suggests - but you could still spread the virus

A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, California. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Catching coronavirus gives you about 83% protection from reinfection for up to five months, a large preliminary UK study suggests. This is comparable to the protection offered by vaccines. Work is ongoing to find out how long immunity lasts, whether vaccines work in people previo...
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Moderna to develop three new mRNA-based vaccines against HIV, influenza, and the Nipah virus

Morderna has announced plans to develop a range of new mRNA-based vaccines against other viruses, including the influenza virus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the Nipah virus.
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Moncef Slaoui, head of Operation Warp Speed, reportedly resigns as the top US vaccine advisor at the request of Biden's transition team

Moncef Slaoui, chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed. Reuters Operation Warp Speed's chief advisor Monclef Slaoui has stepped down at the request of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, CNBC reported, citing an unnamed official from the team.  Operation Warp Speed is President Donald Trump's vaccine initiative, which has dedicated $6 million to coronavirus "countermeasures," including vaccine development. Slaoui will stay for 30 days from Biden's inauguration on January 20 to help ...
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Study shows distancing and mandatory masks can prevent 87% of campus COVID-19 infections

The combined effectiveness of three COVID-prevention strategies on college campuses--mask-wearing, social distancing, and routine testing--are as effective in preventing coronavirus infections as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a new study co-authored by a Case Western Reserve University researcher.
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Uber and Moderna partner on COVID-19 vaccine access and information

Uber and pharmaceutical company Moderna have announced a partnership around COVID-19 vaccination, which will include a number of different initiatives. To start, it’s only confirmed component is to provide users with credible, factual information about COVID-19 vaccine safety through Uber’s consumer app, but the companies have also discussed additional “options” including building ride scheduling via Uber directly into the immunization appointment booking process. Still in its early days, the...
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The Trump administration will recommend giving all Americans over 65 a COVID-19 shot as soon as possible, in new guidance reportedly arriving Tuesday

US President Donald Trump. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The Trump administration will on Tuesday recommend expanding vaccine eligibility to everyone over 65 years old, Axios reported. Currently, only essential workers and those over 75 are getting their COVID-19 shots. Axios cited an unnamed senior administration official. The vaccines available in the US require two doses. The guidelines also prioritize more people getting their first shot, rather than holding back doses to give people th...
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