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Moderna To Ask FDA To Approve New COVID-19 Vaccine That’s 94% Effective

(Associated Press) Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must succeed for the world to stamp out the pandemic, which has been on the upswing in the U.S. and Europe. U.S. hospitals have been stretched to the limit as the nation has seen more than...
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WH COVID Task Force: Don’t Let Guard Down Just Because Vaccine Is In Sight

While expressing optimism over COVID-19 vaccine developments, White House coronavirus task force members on Sunday urged the public to continue practicing measures that help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as they warned that infection rates are likely to surge in light of Thanksgiving-related travel. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 266,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 thus far. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Admiral Brett Giroir and Surgeon General Jerome Adams boosted conf...
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FAA confirms first 'mass air shipment' of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium as US preps for distribution

While it can't be delivered to doctors, Pfizer's vaccine can be prepositioned at distribution sites to allow for quicker delivery upon authorization.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden will leave decision about who gets the coronavirus vaccine first up to public health experts and scientists, his COVID-19 advisor says

A photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vaccine against COVID-19, it is estimated that the clinical phases will begin in August. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Last week, Pfizer and BioNTech filed for emergency authorization of their coronavirus vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration.  Once a vaccine is authorized, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will go through the information on the vaccine and vote on whether to...
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is reportedly being flown by United Airlines chartered flights to distribution hubs, in anticipation of FDA approval

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Chartered United Airlines flights from Brussels to Chicago are carrying Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Wall Street Journal. The flights represent one leg of a chain, which will extend from Chicago to distribution hubs around the US. Pfizer's vaccine must be stored in minus -103 degrees Fahrenheit, so the flights reportedly have special FAA approval to ...
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All 11 US airlines are running Black Friday sales, but the meager discounts are just another sign of an industry in crisis — here's the list

Flying on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider All 11 major US airlines are participating in Black Friday in which flyers can get the jump on deals for 2021 travel. Those not offering discounted flights are offering sale prices or bonuses when purchasing points or miles.  International flight deals are largely missing as travel restrictions continue to hinder where Americans can travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Black Friday is here, ...
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Hospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in 10 days' time

Exclusive: NHS could receive first deliveries of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as soon as 7 December Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHospitals have been told to prepare for the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine in as little as 10 days’ time, with NHS workers expected to be at the front of the queue, the Guardian has learned.NHS bosses said hospitals in England could expect to receive their first deliveries of a vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech as soon as Monday 7 December...
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AstraZeneca will likely retest its COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says after admitting an error in the first trial that may have skewed results

A man walking past an AstraZeneca sign in Macclesfield, England. Phil Noble/Reuters The UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is likely to run a second global trial to assess its COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, its CEO told Bloomberg News on Thursday. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that preliminary results indicated their two-dose vaccine could be up to 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But the team later said an error in the trial left some participants with...
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AstraZeneca will likely re-test its COVID-19 vaccine, CEO says after admitting an error in the first trial that may have skewed results

A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, UK. Phil Noble/Reuters UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will likely run a second global trial to assess its COVID-19 vaccine's efficacy, the CEO told Bloomberg News on Thursday. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that preliminary results showed their two-dose vaccine could be up to 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But the team later admitted that there was an error in the trial, leaving some...
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Vaccine trials didn't monitor one variable: volunteers' behavior. 'Masks and social distancing were left up to us,' a participant said.

People wear face masks at the Union Square Greenmarket on September 19, 2020, in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images In their COVID-19 vaccine trials, Pfizer and Moderna didn't monitor participants' social interactions, risk-taking, or exposure after they were injected with a vaccine or placebo.  Volunteers who suspected they'd gotten the vaccine may have been inclined to engage in riskier behavior. Public-health experts say the risk of getting COVID-19 was relatively low for most trial...
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Coronavirus live news: the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start; US reports 2,157 deaths in a day

The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHO; one person dies every 40 seconds from Covid-related illness in US in past dayDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.27pm GMT We reported earlier that the World Health Organization’s regional branch for the Americas has said the region saw more th...
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David Perdue Boosted Wealth With Well-Timed Stock Trades As Pandemic Hit

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low. But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled something else: a stock buying opportunity. And for the second time in less than two months, Perdue’s timing was impeccable. He avoided a sharp loss and reaped a stunning gain by selling and...
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First 6.4 Million Doses Of COVID Vaccine Could Be Sent Out In Mid-December

The federal government is planning to send out 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to U.S. communities within 24 hours of regulatory clearance, the Washington Post reported late Tuesday.  Officials anticipate that shots will be quickly administered to frontline health care workers first.  Gen. Gustave Perna who oversees logistics for Operation Warp Speed told reporters that “a steady drumbeat” of additional doses will be delivered as manufacturing capacity picks up. Allocati...
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Russia is offering its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, but Putin won't take it until it's formally approved

Vladimir Putin attends the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia via video conference on Nov. 21, 2020. Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via The Associated Press Russia has been hailing its trial coronavirus vaccine for months, but the Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin won't take it yet. "The president cannot use an uncertified vaccine," Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said Wednesday. Russia gave "Sputnik V" emergency-use authorization on August 11 and has been giving it ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Trends, G20, Ap, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Kremlin, Times


Dow Jones Tops 30,000 For First Time Ever As Biden Transition Points To More Stable Future

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How to interpret the 'efficacy' rates of coronavirus vaccines

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 at the Baragwanath Hospital on June 28, 2020 in Soweto, South Africa. The vaccine, developed by Oxford University's Jenner Institute, will inoculate 2,000 South Africans. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images Vaccine efficacy measures how well a vaccine works at preventing disease among vaccinated people, when compared to unvaccinated individuals. The vaccine efficacy numbers for coronavirus inj...
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The creator of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine is a mom to triplets. Her children participated in the trial.

Sarah Gilbert (top left), chief investigator of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial, speaks with Prince William (bottom right). AstraZeneca/Reuters AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford announced Monday that their COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective, on average. The vaccine's creator, Sarah Gilbert, had faith in its efficacy from the start: Her triplets participated in the UK trial. "This vaccine should do what we always wanted it to do," Gilbert said on Monday. "We wanted a vaccine for...
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One of Belgium's top virologists offered his family 4 tips for surviving the long COVID-19 winter — read the full letter he wrote them

Guido Vanham and his son Peter Vanham. Peter Vanham Guido Vanham is a virologist, a microbiologist who studies the rapid spreading of viruses, who's been sending letters to his three children throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The text of his most recent letter is printed below with permission from his son, Peter Vanham. In it, Guido Vanham writes that he's optimistic about the latest major vaccine trial updates but warns that if history and previous viruses are any guide, the toughest t...
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Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA in their COVID-19 vaccines. This never-before-used technology could transform how science fights diseases.

Though messenger RNA technology like Pfizer, Moderna use hasn't grabbed headlines before now, some researchers have been working on it for decades.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Oxford University Covid vaccine, cheap and easy to store, is 70-90% effective

Oxford University and AstraZeneca today announced that their Covid vaccine is 70-90% effective depending on the dosing regimen. Though less effective than Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines, the Oxford vaccine is cheap, can be tranpsorted in a cooler, and a single dose can provide immunity. — Read the rest
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Covid: Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacy, data reveals

Vaccine developed in UK by AstraZeneca and Oxford University ‘will save many lives’, says scientistCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine developed in the UK by Oxford University and AstraZeneca can protect 70.4% of people from becoming ill and – in a surprise result – up to 90% if a lower first dose is used, results from the final trial show.The Oxford vaccine is the third to produce efficacy results, following Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna whose vaccines we...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Oxford University, Moderna, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


The head of the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed vaccine effort has had 'no contact' with Biden, and can't share confidential information with the President-elect

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Moncef Slaoui, the head of Operation Warp Speed, said Sunday he has been told not to share any confidential information about the COVID-19 vaccine program with President-elect Joe Biden's team. "I have been informed that I should not be saying anything that is confidential to anybody, including anybody that's not a part of the adm...
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'A new era': Success of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines a major breakthrough

Coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are based on messenger RNA technology that could transform the way science fights diseases.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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WH Vaccine Czar Predicts Herd Immunity From COVID Vaccine By May. Fauci Thinks Not.

White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser of Operation Warp Speed, offered conflicting takes on Sunday regarding herd immunity as a result of COVID-19 vaccines. Herd immunity has been pushed by Dr. Scott Atlas, Trump’s favorite COVID-19 adviser who opposes lockdowns and often espouses Trump rosy view on the pandemic that has killed more than 250,000 Americans thus far. Last week, President-elect Joe Biden rebuked Trump on Wednesday for sta...
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Coronavirus vaccine czar said Moderna will seek an emergency use authorization for its vaccine by the end of November

Moderna will seek emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month, the coronavirus vaccine czar said Sunday. Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Moderna, the biotech company that last week announced the results of its COVID-19 vaccine, will apply with the Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization by the end of the month, Moncef Slaoui, the head of the White House Operation "Warp Speed" said Sunday. ...
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Americans will hopefully begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as early as December 11, 'Warp Speed' advisor says

Some Americans could "hopefully" receive the vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as December 11 or 12, Moncef Slaoui said Dado Ruvic/Reuters Moncef Slaoui, the head of the White House "Operation Warp Speed" said on Sunday that some Americans will begin receiving the vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as December 11.  A panel of outside experts that advises the FDA is expected to meet on December 10 to discuss Pfizer's application for an emergency use authorization, but it's not clear how quickly FDA wo...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Trends, Cnn, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Jake Tapper, Moderna, Slaoui, Moncef Slaoui, Connor Perrett


Coronavirus updates: Thanksgiving travel surges; Trump adviser dismisses claim Pfizer delayed vaccine news to hurt the president

Thanksgiving travel surges despite warnings from CDC and Fauci. Trump's experimental antibody cocktail gains FDA authorization. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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We're likely to need coronavirus booster shots after the initial vaccine

A volunteer receives an experimental coronavirus shot from a medical worker at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko People may need to get booster shots after the initial coronavirus vaccine doses in order to stay protected, experts say. Other vaccines, like the tetanus shot, also require periodic boosters.  That adds further complication to the impending challenge of distributing coronavirus vaccines, which are likely to require two doses. Vi...
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Why the race to find Covid-19 vaccines is far from over

Despite the promising news from Pfizer and Moderna, other efforts – which may be even more effective – continue around the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile everyone celebrated this month’s news that not one but two experimental vaccines against Covid-19 have proved at least 90% effective at preventing disease in late-stage clinical trials, research into understanding how the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, interacts with the human immune system neve...
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