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Tech and health companies including Microsoft and Salesforce team up on digital COVID-19 vaccination records

A new cross-industry initiative is seeking to establish a standard for digital vaccination records that can be used universally to identify COVID-19 vaccination status for individuals, in a way that can be both secure via encryption and traceable and verifiable for trustworthiness regarding their contents. The so-called ‘Vaccination Credential Initiative’ includes a range of big-name companies from both the healthcare and the tech industry, including Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and Epic, as we...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Smartphones, Encryption, Regulation, Epic, Healthcare, Vaccination, Salesforce, Standards, Oracle


The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story

Israel is refusing to provide the vaccine to the millions of Palestinians it is forcefully ruling over. The post The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Geneva Convention, COVID-19, Covax, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Covax programme, Sputnik V vaccine


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...
Tags: Health, TC, Transportation, Uber, Apps, Medicine, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, United States, Vaccination, Fda, Vaccine, Vaccines, LA County, Pharmaceutical


Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County roll out mobile vaccination records for COVID-19 using Apple’s Wallet technology. A cursory appraisal of the implementation of this tech might lead one to...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Android, Startups, TC, Instagram, Virginia, Hiv, Los Angeles, Tech, Windows 95, Vaccination, Biotech, Biotechnology, Life Sciences


Moderna is developing three new mRNA-based vaccines for seasonal flu, HIV and Nipah virus

Moderna, the biotech company behind one of the two mRNA-based vaccines currently being rolled out globally to stem the tide of COVID-19, has announced that it will purse development programs around three new vaccine candidates in 2021. These include potential vaccines for HIV, seasonal flu and the Nipah virus. Moderna’s development and clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine is among the fastest in history, and thus far its results have been very promising, buoying hopes for the efficacy of other...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Singapore, India, Aids, Hiv, Tech, Virus, Medical Research, Malaysia, Vaccination, Bangladesh, Fda, Vaccine, Bill


Relief is near in the scramble for vaccines

The health minister has announced a glimmer of hope with SA having secured 1.5-million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine The post Relief is near in the scramble for vaccines appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccination, Vaccines, Top Six, Health Workers, South Africa (country, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Zweli Mhkize


Facebook to remove debunked misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook says it will start removing debunked misinformation about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks. The removals will be part of Facebook’s policy on coronavirus content that could lead to “imminent physical harm”, that includes false claims around safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines. For instance, claims that the COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips or anything else not on the official vaccine ingredient list will be removed. Conspiracy theori...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, UK, News, India, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Oxford University, Misinformation, Avaaz, Pune, ICMR, Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India


Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines

China has pledged that it would be sharing its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, especially those with which it has close ties. While the country is not ready to deploy its vaccines internationally, it is gearing up the infrastructure for mass distribution. This week, Alibaba announced that it has struck a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to introduce a cold chain capable of transporting temperature-sensitive medicines from China to the rest of the world. The air freight will depart fro...
Tags: Health, Startups, Transportation, China, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Alibaba, Dubai, Ethiopia, Vaccination, Vaccine, Alibaba Group, Logistics, Jack Ma, Cold Chain, Shenzhen


Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine shows high efficacy, and is cheaper to make and easier to store

Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, being developed in partnership with drugmaker AstraZeneca, has shown to be 70.4% effective in preliminary results from its Phase 3 clinical trial. That rate actually includes data from two different approaches to dosing, including one where two full strength does were applied, which was 62% effective, and a much more promising dosage trial which used one half-dose and one full strength dose to follow – that one was 90% effective. Oxford’s results may not ...
Tags: Health, TC, Messenger, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, Oxford, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Biotech, Vaccines, Moderna, COVID


Pfizer and BioNTech to submit request for emergency use approval of their COVID-19 vaccine today

Two of the companies behind one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates will seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization (EUA) of their preventative treatment with an application to be delivered today. Pfizer and BioNTech, who revealed earlier this week that their vaccine was 95% effective based on Phase 3 clinical trial data, are submitting for the emergency authorization in the U.S., as well as in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and the U....
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, Japan, Medicine, Australia, Tech, Medical Research, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Vaccination, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Vaccines


Moderna reports its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective in first data from Phase 3 trial

Following fast on the heels of Pfizer’s announcement of its COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, Moderna is also sharing positive results from its Phase 3 trial on Monday. The biotech company says that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate has shown efficacy of 94.5% in its first interim data analysis, which covers 95 confirmed COVID cases among its study participants, of which 90 were given the placebo, and only 5 received Moderna’s mRNA-based vaccine. Further, of 11 severe cases of COVID-19, none were found am...
Tags: Health, TC, Messenger, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, Vaccination, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, Vaccines, EUA, Moderna, BioNtech


Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech has shown to be effective blocking vaccine in 90 percent of participants in its Phase 3 clinical trial, the companies announced on Monday. That’s based on data analyzed by an external, independent committee assigned to check the results of the trial, and reflects only early results from the trial, and not the final verified result, but it’s still extremely promising news for progress towards a viable and more broadly avai...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, Vaccination, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, Vaccines, BioNtech, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Digital Health ID will be used for COVID-19 immunisation: PM Modi

“India is already working on putting a well-established vaccine delivery system in place. This digitised network along with digital health ID will be used to ensure immunisation [for COVID-19] of our citizens,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. India’s Digital Health program the National Digital Health Mission — which PM Modi announced on Independence day — has been rolling out in pilot in the union territories. As of September 9, 100,000 Health IDs had been issued across Andaman & N...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Narendra Modi, Bill Gates, Vaccination, Mission, Bill, Digital Health, Infosys, Modi, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Puducherry, Aadhaar


Moderna’s 30,000-participant Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial kicks off in the US

The largest trial yet for a potential COVID-19 vaccine began on Monday, as drug company Moderna began providing the first of an anticipated 30,000 volunteers with shots of its candidates. This is a blind trial, wherein some participants will get the vaccine and some will get placebos. Each participant will get two doses, and researchers will study them to see which group suffers more actual infections as they proceed about their lives as they would normally. There are more than 70 anticipated tr...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, US, Tech, Georgia, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biotech, Vaccines, Infection, Savannah, Savannah Georgia, National Institute of Health


Moderna’s 30,000-participant Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial kicks off in the U.S.

The largest trial yet for a potential COVID-19 vaccine began on Monday, as drug company Moderna began providing the first of an anticipated 30,000 volunteers with shots of its candidates. This is a blind trial, wherein some participants will get the vaccine and some will get placebos. Each participant will get two does, and researchers will study them to see which group suffers more actual infections as they proceed about their lives as they would normally. There are more than 70 anticipated tri...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Medicine, Georgia, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biotech, Vaccines, Infection, Savannah, Savannah Georgia, National Institute of Health, U S National Institutes of Health NIH


COVID-19 vaccine trials from the University of Oxford and Wuhan both show early positive results

There are more promising signs from ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine that’s effective in preventing COVID-19: Two early trials, one from the University of Oxford, and one from a group of researchers in Wuhan funded in part by the National Key R&D Programme of China. Both early trials showed efficacy in increasing the presence of antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19, and also indicated that these prospective vaccines were safe to administer based on available inf...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, China, Tech, Medical Research, Oxford, Vaccination, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Biotech, Vaccines, Pain, Wuhan, Moderna


GreenLight Biosciences raises $17m to ramp mRNA production for COVID-19 vaccine candidate trials

One of the approaches therapeutics companies are taking to developing vaccines for COVID-19 relies on what’s called an mRNA (messenger RNA, which essentially provides cells with protein production instructions) vaccine, a relatively novel method that hasn’t yet resulted in a vaccine approved for human use (though approved mRNA vaccines do exist for veterinary treatment). Making mRNA is a fairly specialized affair, and one biotech startup that focuses on its production has raised $17 million in s...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Drugs, Boston, Tech, Virus, Vaccination, Manufacturing, Vaccine, Biotech, Vaccines, Infection, Recent Funding, Greenlight Biosciences


A second potential COVID-19 vaccine, backed by Bill and Melinda Gates, is entering human testing

A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate is entering Phase 1 clinical human testing today, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals under the regulator’s Investigational New Drug program. Inovio plans to inject its first volunteer test subject with the INO-4800 DNA vaccine candidate it has developed, following promising results from preclinical studies performed on animals that did indicate increased immune response. The Inovio DNA vaccine can...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Tech, Pennsylvania, Vaccination, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Vaccine, Bill, Biotech, Vaccines, Kansas City, Melinda Gates, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Perelman School of Medicine


ImmunityBio and Microsoft team up to precisely model how key COVID-19 protein leads to infection

An undertaking that involved combining massive amounts of graphics processing power could provide key leverage for researchers looking to develop potential cures and treatments for the novel coronavirus behind the current global pandemic. Immunotherapy startup ImmunityBio is working with Microsoft’s Azure to deliver a combined 24 petaflops of GPU computing capability for the purposes of modelling, in a very high degree of detail, the structure o the so-called “spike protein” that allows the SARS...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Microsoft, Tech, Nvidia, Vaccination, Machine Learning, Vaccine, Biotech, Viruses, Gpu, Coronavirus, COVID-19, ImmunityBio


Moderna could make experimental COVID-19 vaccine available to healthcare workers by fall

There are some hard limits to the vaccine development process that mean we are not going to see any preventative immune therapies to fight the new coronavirus for at least a year to 18 months. But Moderna, which is behind the first potential vaccine to enter human clinical trials in the U.S., provided new info on Monday that indicates it will seek to provide access to the vaccine by as early as this fall, to a limited group likely consisting of healthcare workers. The company will look at possib...
Tags: Health, TC, Messenger, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Washington, Boston, Tech, Virus, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines


Non-profit launches COVID-19 treatment and vaccine tracker with daily updates

There are a lot of global efforts underway to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, including repurposing of existing drugs approved for use in treating other forms of coronavirus and respiratory diseases. Many of these efforts are just entering into the formal clinical study phase, which will be required before any treatment is certified for widespread use in patients diagnosed with the illness. Vaccines are still likely at least a year out from approvals, though some have already enter...
Tags: Health, TC, Drugs, Tech, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Fda, Illness, Vaccine, Vaccines, Milken Institute, Drug Development, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Justice Dept. files its first coronavirus takedown: a bogus vaccine website

U.S. federal prosecutors have filed and won a temporary restraining order against a website offering a fraudulent coronavirus vaccine, which the Justice Department said is its first enforcement action related to the pandemic. In a statement, the Justice Dept. said the action was taken against a website, said to be engaging in a wire fraud scheme, seeking “to profit from the confusion and widespread fear” surrounding COVID-19. The website, seen by TechCrunch, claims the World Health Organization ...
Tags: Health, Security, New York, Biology, Mexico, Tech, Canada, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Justice Department, Justice Dept, California New York, Jody Hunt


Pfizer and BioNTech announce joint development of a potential COVID-19 vaccine

Pharma giant Pfizer announced on Tuesday that it’s working with BioNTech, a German company working on new kinds of immunotherapy treatments, on a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The joint effort, confirmed Tuesday via a signed letter of intent, will see both partners work together on a a messenger RNA-based vaccine that will seek to prevent people from contracting the new coronavirus. It’s worth a reminder that any vaccine is going to take, at minimum, between a year and 18 months to develop and ...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Articles, Tech, United States, Vaccination, Flu, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID-19


First US clinical human trial of potential coronavirus vaccine set to start Monday

A human clinical trial of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus will begin on Monday, the AP reports. The trial, which will test the effects of an experimental vaccine shot developed by the National Institutes of Health and drugmaker Moderna, won’t make use of either an active or inactive sample of the virus, as is common for vaccines, but will instead use a gene-based method that uses messenger RNA to trigger an immune response in the target individual. The Wall Street Journal reported on...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Tech, Ap, Vaccination, National Institutes of Health, Vaccine, Vaccines, Nih, Wall Street Journal, National Institute of Health, Moderna, Coronavirus


First U.S. clinical human trial of potential coronavirus vaccine set to start Monday

A human clinical trial of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus will begin on Monday, the AP reports. The trial, which will test the effects of an experimental vaccine shot developed by the National Institutes of Health and drugmaker Moderna, won’t make use of either an active or inactive sample of the virus, as is common for vaccines, but will instead use a gene-based method that uses messenger RNA to trigger an immune response in the target individual. The Wall Street Journal reported...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Tech, Ap, Vaccination, National Institutes of Health, The Wall Street Journal, Vaccine, Vaccines, Nih, Wall Street Journal, National Institute of Health, Moderna


Codagenix raises $20 million for a new flu vaccine and other therapies

Coadagenix, a company developing vaccines and viral therapies for illnesses ranging from the flu and respiratory viruses to dengue fever has raised $20 million in a new round of financing. The company’s new investment round was led by Adjuvant Capital with additional participation from Euclidean Capital and Topspin Partners . Codagenix will use the funds to support clinical development of its general flu vaccine and the first RSV vaccine for elderly patients — who are more at risk to serious c...
Tags: Health, Food, TC, New York, Medicine, Breast Cancer, Tech, Virus, Vaccination, Disease, Flu, Vaccine, Influenza, Vaccines, Swine Flu, Stony Brook University


UK health minister leans on social media platforms to delete anti-vax content

Social media-fuelled anti-vaxxer propaganda is the latest online harm the U.K. government is targeting. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program this morning health secretary Matt Hancock said he will meet with representatives from social media platforms on Monday to pressure them into doing more to prevent false information about the safety of vaccinations from being amplified by their platforms. “I’m seeing them on Monday to require that they do more to take down wrong — well lies essentiall...
Tags: Health, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, England, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Policy, Public Health, NHS, United Kingdom, Vaccination, Social Media Platforms, BBC Radio


The GOP Is the Anti-Vaxx Party Now

Amid the worst measles outbreak in 20 years, Republicans across the country are digging in their heels over bills that would tighten rules on exemptions that allow children to go without vaccines, according to Politico.Read more...
Tags: Health, Republicans, Gop, Pseudoscience, Vaccination, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Anti Vaxxers, Measles, Anti Vaxx Party Now


Facebook will downrank anti-vax content on News Feed and hide it on Instagram

After indicating that it was exploring its options for fighting the potentially deadly rise of anti-vaccination content on its platform last month, Facebook is making a plan of attack. Facebook’s strategy in the effort is to both minimize the spread of vaccination misinformation and to point users away from inaccurate anti-vaccination propaganda and toward “authoritative information” i.e. info corroborated by the health and scientific establishment. To achieve a reduction in the spread of ant...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Instagram, California, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Vaccination, Misinformation, Adam Schiff, Instagram Facebook, Clark County Washington, Online Disinformation


One-time, universal flu vaccine may be on horizon, Australian researchers say

Scientists have discovered immune cells that can fight all different kinds of the flu virus.Depending on a patient's immune system, one shot could cover someone for 10 years or potentially life.This breakthrough could save thousands worldwide.A new treatment shows promise in becoming a one-time flu vaccine. In a recent study conducted by Professor Katherine Kedzierska at the University of Melbourne, researchers discovered a set of immune cells that have the ability to fight off all forms of th...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Innovation, Vaccination, Influenza, Sickness, University of Melbourne, Katherine Kedzierska, Kedzierska



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