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Moderna's chief medical officer says that vaccine trial results only show that they prevent people from getting sick — not necessarily that recipients won't still be able to transmit the virus

Lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples from Moderna's coronavirus vaccine clinical trials study participants September 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Taimy Alvarez/AP Moderna Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks told Axios that the public should not "over-interpret" the vaccine trial results to assume life could go back to normal after adults are vaccinated. "They do not show that they prevent you from potentially carrying this virus transiently and infecting others," Zaks told Axios.  Wh...
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Moderna's chief medical officer says that vaccine trial results only show that they prevent people from getting severely sick — not necessarily that recipients won't still be able to transmit the virus

Lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples from Moderna's coronavirus vaccine clinical trials study participants September 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Taimy Alvarez/AP Moderna Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks told Axios that the public should not "over-interpret" the vaccine trial results to assume life could go back to normal after adults are vaccinated. "They do not show that they prevent you from potentially carrying this virus transiently and infecting others," Zaks told Axios.  Wh...
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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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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization to Regeneron for its covid-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail, which is made up of the antibodies casirivimab and imdevimab, citing a reduction in hospitalizations and emergency room visits in patients in a clinical trial as well as a…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Antibodies, Regeneron, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail


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...
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FDA advisory committee to discuss emergency authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images An FDA advisory committee will meet next month to discuss an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Pfizer said clinical trials had shown its vaccine to be 95% effective. "While we cannot predict how long the FDA's review will take, the FDA will review the request as expeditiously as possible, while...
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Morgan Stanley predicts it will take 4 to 9 months to vaccinate the rest of the US after first responders and vulnerable people

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Two COVID-19 vaccines, one made by Moderna, another by Pfizer and BioNTech, announced promising results from their Phase 3 trials this week.  Moderna announced that its vaccine was 94.5% effective on Monday, and Pfizer/BioNTech announced that their vaccine was 95% effective on Wednesday.  Assuming that one or both of the vaccines receive emergency approval from the FDA, first responders and vulnerable populations will receive vaccines through March, a n...
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Pfizer Just Filed for Emergency Approval of Its Covid-19 Vaccine. What's Next?

On Friday morning, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they would be seeking an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration today for their jointly developed covid-19 vaccine. If granted, that would make this vaccine likely the first to reach the public in the U.S., followed closely by Moderna’s…Read more...
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'Potentially catastrophic': Sen. Chris Murphy sounds the alarm on the Trump administration not briefing the Biden team on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Chris Murphy. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump administration told senators during a Thursday briefing that their vaccine team has not yet reached out to the Biden camp to begin coordination on vaccine rollout, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted.  Murphy, who serves on the Senate's Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called the lack of outreach 62 days before Inauguration Day "potentially catastrophic." Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently reported promising results from ...
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FDA Issues First Emergency Use Authorization for Rapid, At-Home Covid-19 Test

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus test kit that can be performed at home, issuing an emergency use authorization to manufacturer Lucira Health late on Tuesday.Read more...
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Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 94% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer reported Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna's vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in trials. The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates compares to the effectiveness of...
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Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Moderna announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Pfizer announced last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective. The chart below shows how those vaccine candidates' efficacy c...
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The man in charge of evaluating coronavirus vaccines for the FDA lays out why it will take weeks to vet a COVID-19 shot

FDA's Dr. Peter Marks Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Getty Images As coronavirus vaccines inch closer to reality, the man in charge of reviewing the approval applications wants Americans to trust the process. That means we're not going to get surprise Food and Drug Administration approvals in the coming days, despite two COVID-19 vaccine frontrunners announcing success over the past week. The review process will be measured in weeks, Dr. Peters Marks, director of the FDA's center for biologica...
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Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19, joining Pfizer's shot. Here's what you need to know.

Nurse Practitioner Gabriela Huyke prepares for medical examination of a volunteer for a coronavirus vaccine study. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Moderna said its experimental coronavirus vaccine helps prevent COVID-19. The news comes just a week after Pfizer shared that its coronavirus vaccine is also effective. It's a big victory in the fight against the pandemic, but the data hasn't been published in a peer-reviewed journal, and regulators haven't reviewed the vaccine. Here's what having ...
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Moderna Covid vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials show

US-based biotech firm is latest to reveal impressive results from phase 3 trials of jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe race for a coronavirus vaccine has received another shot in the arm with the US biotech firm Moderna becoming the latest to reveal impressive results from phase 3 trials of its jab.An interim analysis released on Monday, and based on 95 patients with confirmed Covid infections, found the candidate vaccine has an efficacy of 94.5%. The company said...
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The US has been breaking new COVID-19 case records on a daily basis while Trump shares unsubstantiated voter fraud claims on Twitter

In addition to new cases, 68,516 current hospitalizations were also reported on Friday, breaking the previous hospitalizations record that was set the day before. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The US reported 170,333 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking the single-day count for the fourth day in a row, according to The COVID Tracking Project. On Friday, shortly after the record number of new cases was reported, Trump tweeted an unsubstantiated claim about the election, saying, "we ...
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20 million Americans could get a coronavirus vaccine next month, according to the head of Operation Warp Speed

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 20 million Americans could receive a coronavirus vaccine in December, the top scientist involved in the US government's vaccine initiative said Friday. Moncef Slaoui said 25 million to 30 million Americans could be immunized each month after that.  That timeline is based on success for two leading vaccine candidates and a speedy c...
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Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine requires 2 shots given 3 weeks apart, which could make distribution more complicated

A volunteer receives an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus as part of a Pfizer clinical trial at the University of Maryland. University of Maryland Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, the company announced Monday.  The vaccine involves two shots administered three weeks apart. People may later need additional booster shots too, experts say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate ...
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Biden's coronavirus board is made up of former federal officials who oversaw past epidemics including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden met with 13 members of his newly formed COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. At least 10 of those members have served the federal government before. Several board members helped guide the US through past epidemics, including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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The United States has surpassed 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases

A person taking someone's temperature through a car window. Getty There are at least 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States.  With this new milestone, the country makes up about one-fifth of the world's total cases, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. At least 50 million people have been infected with the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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Trump and Pence celebrate Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine success, but the government didn't fund its development

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House On Monday, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence celebrated a milestone in the development of a coronavirus vaccine, but misleadingly presented Pfizer's milestone as an accomplishment of the Trump administration.  "HUGE NEWS: Thanks to the public-private partnership forged by President @realDonaldTrump, @pfizer announced its Coronavirus Vaccine trial is EFFECTIVE, preventing infec...
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Biden congratulates Pfizer on its COVID-19 vaccine news, but warns widespread availability is 'many more months' away

Joe Biden, then the Democratic nominee, puts on a mask after a campaign event on July 28, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden on Monday congratulated Pfizer after it announced that its coronavirus vaccine works. But he also noted that widespread vaccination will not happen for "many more months." "The end of the battle against COVID-19 is still months away," he said. Biden's tone was calmer than that of President Donald Trump, who sent an all-caps...
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Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine helps prevent COVID-19, marking a milestone in the fight against the pandemic

A 16-year-old participates in Pfizer's clinical trial to test its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Pfizer's experimental coronavirus vaccine succeeded in the final stage of clinical trials, the drugmaker said Monday, a milestone in society's fight against the pandemic.  Developing an effective vaccine against a brand-new virus in less than a year is an unprecedented feat in the history of medicine. The study found people who got Pfizer's shot were less like...
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Prescriptions of antipsychotic medications in young children is declining

The use of antipsychotics in young children is declining but doctors continue to prescribe these medications off-label for conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and without the recommended psychiatric consultation, a Rutgers study found.
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A new AI program can listen to you cough and discern whether you have the coronavirus. Researchers hope to turn it into an app.

Josep Suria/Shutterstock A recent study found that an artificial-intelligence model could tell the difference between a regular cough and a COVID-19 cough — even forced coughs from asymptomatic carriers. The AI identified 98.5% of the coughs from people with coronavirus infections, asymptomatic or otherwise. The researchers hope to incorporate the model into an app, as well as smart speakers and cell phones, as a real-time screening tool.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
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Biden's first move as president-elect will be to announce a new coronavirus task force in coming days: report

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will announce a 12-person coronavirus task force on Monday, according to Axios.  The task force will be led by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, and Yale School of Medicine professor Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, according to Axios.  By declaring the formation of this task force, Biden signals toward expactations that the coronavirus will continue to be an area ...
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Biden's presidency could bring a smoother vaccine rollout and an overall decline in coronavirus cases, experts say

Joe Biden holds his mask at a campaign rally on October 24, 2020, in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will inherit the world's biggest coronavirus outbreak when he takes office in January.  But public-health experts think the process of distributing a vaccine will likely be smoother under Biden's administration than it would have been under Trump's. Experts also expect Biden to institute lockdowns in coronavirus hotspots. These measures, combined w...
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CDC officials are considering a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable first — including people of color

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 Experts at the Centers for Disease Control are considering a plan that would distribute vaccines to the most vulnerable in the population first, The New York Times reported.  The plan would look to set aside vaccines to distribute in highly hit areas, usually areas that have a large population ...
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It's probably time to reset your expectations about when we'll get a COVID-19 vaccine. The timeline was always aspirational.

Nurse Kath Olmstead gives volunteer Melissa Harting an injection as part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, on July 27, 2020. Hans Pennink/AP The estimated timelines for when we might see a coronavirus vaccine are slipping.  Anthony Fauci recently said it "could be January, could be later," before the FDA green-lights a coronavirus vaccine. Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca have both had to temporarily delay their clinical trials, whi...
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