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Hackers Target Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution 'Cold Chain,' Though Motives Remain Unknown

Hackers “assumed to be state agents” have been waging a phishing campaign against pharmaceutical firms and other institutions involved in the forthcoming distribution of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, IBM announced on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Ibm, Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Walgreens, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Driver, Target


Experts warn anti-vaxxer concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine could slow the end of the pandemic

A protester holds a placard during the Irish Freedom Party an anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown rally outside the Custom House, on day 39 of the nationwide Level 5 lockdown. On Saturday, November 28, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccines are a to a virus without contracting the disease, but some Americans are still skeptical of an upcoming vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Anti-vaxxers in the US and beyond are worried there isn't enough informatio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, New York City, US, Alabama, Los Angeles, Trends, World Health Organization, Michigan, Pfizer, Vaccine, Houston, Frost, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Gavin Williamson: UK is 'a much better country than every single one of them'

Education secretary lauds vaccine rollout saying scientists in UK better than in France, Belgium or USCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has claimed the UK was the first country in the world to clinically approve a coronavirus vaccine because the country has “much better” scientists than France, Belgium or the US.Williamson said he was not surprised the UK was the first to roll out the immunisation because “we’re a much better c...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, France Belgium, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus, US Williamson


Doctors Release Their ‘Most Worrying Outlook’ on How Climate Change Is Ruining Our Health

The doctors are here to give the Earth its annual checkup, and they say it’s running a fever which is making people sick. They issued their findings showing all the ways climate change is affecting our health in the annual Lancet Countdown, published on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Earth, Sickness, Climate Justice


The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

President Donald Trump and US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, during a news conference at the White House, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorized use from the FDA, require two doses.  Experts previously told Business Insider ge...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Walgreens, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, US Army, Cvs, HHS


Red Cross leader urged countries to combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, which he called a 'parallel pandemic' to the disease

Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images The head of the Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian organization, said a vaccine alone cannot stop COVID-19 if governments fail to address misinformation about the disease. Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, called COVID-19 misinformation a "parallel pandemic." Rocca cited a Johns Hopkins University survey in 67 countries that found vaccine acceptance declined "significantl...
Tags: Health, Japan, Politics, UK, Science, News, France, Trends, Canada, Pakistan, Healthcare, Un, Red Cross, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


'The scientists have done it': Boris Johnson hails Covid vaccine

PM says news brings ‘sure and certain knowledge’ that people can reclaim their livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has declared that the nation is no longer resting on the hope of a return to normality by spring but instead has the “certain knowledge” that people can reclaim their lives, as he hailed the arrival of the newly approved Covid-19 vaccine.The prime minister told a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday that “the scientists have done it...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Coronavirus


UK coronavirus live: Johnson confirms it will take months until most of vulnerable group are vaccinated

Latest updates: PM says rollout will take time after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekDon’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonHow do I get the vaccine in the UK?British exceptionalism ‘undermined pandemic preparedness’Coronavirus global updates - live 6.19pm GMT At his press conference Boris Johnson repeatedly claimed that mass testing - or community testing, as the gover...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Simon Stevens, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson leads Downing Street briefing after vaccine approved for use

Latest updates: PM holds press conference after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to ease up on the restrictions now. 5.23pm GMT Q: When will ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson, Downing Street, Keir Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock says batch testing for first 800,000 doses of vaccine completed

Latest updates: health secretary says the NHS will start vaccinating from ‘early next week’UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 3.01pm GMT Politicians are lining up to say they would be willing to be filmed having the coronavirus vaccine to show people that it’s safe. In ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Piers Morgan, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs


Coronavirus live news: Poland exceeds 1m cases; Germany inches towards tougher lockdown

Poland grapples with shortage of doctors; German states heading for stricter measures; Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UKBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 12.04pm GMT People living in areas with Covid-19 spread should wear masks in shops, workplaces and schools if ventilation is n...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Un, Pfizer, World Health Organization WHO


Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says Interpol

Agency warns police forces to prepare for criminal gangs to try to sell illicit vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInterpol has issued a global alert to law enforcement agencies around the world warning them that organised crime networks may try to sell fake Covid-19 vaccines or steal real .The global police coordination agency, based in France, said on Wednesday it had issued an orange alert to police forces in its 194 member states warning them to prepare for o...
Tags: Health, Science, France, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Interpol, Coronavirus


UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for rollout next week

‘Historic moment’ allows mass immunisation, with 800,000 doses expected to be available next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin next week for those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare produc...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare


Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved for use in UK to be rolled out next week

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with first doses to arrive in coming daysHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk next week.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regu...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Coronavirus


Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine wins licence for use in the UK

‘Historic moment’ opens way for mass immunisation with vaccine to target those most at riskHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has become the first western country to license a vaccine against Covid, opening the way for mass immunisation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to begin in those most at risk.The vaccine has been authorised for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Aut...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Biology, US, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, MHRA, Coronavirus


Trump's vaccine czar said he has 'no reason to believe' the FDA has altered how it reviews COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of the president's frustration over how long the process takes

Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Operation Warp Speed's Moncef Slaoui said in an interview with the Washington Post that the US Food and Drug Administration should do a "thorough job" reviewing COVID-19 vaccines and that he has "no reason to believe they sped up or slowed down the process." ABC and Axios have reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ha...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Kristi Noem's grandmother died in a nursing home hit by COVID-19 as the South Dakota governor continued to downplay the virus

Gov. Kristi Noem gives her first budget address to lawmakers at the state Capitol in this January 23, 2019, file photo from Pierre, South Dakota. AP Photo/James Nord South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's 98-year-old grandmother Aldys Arnold died on November 22.  She was living at a nursing home in Estelline, South Dakota, where 12 residents died from COVID-19-related causes between November 14 and November 28, the facility's administrator Mike Ward told the Daily Beast. Arnold tested negativ...
Tags: Health, Death, Politics, Science, News, Trends, South Dakota, Ward, Capitol, South Dakota Department of Health, JAMES NORD, Kristi Noem, Mike Ward, Pierre South Dakota, Noem, ESTELLINE


3 coronavirus vaccines so far seem to prevent COVID-19. Here's how their efficacy compares to vaccines 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 AstraZeneca reported last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was 70% effective, on average, in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine candidates were found to be 94% and 95% effective, respectively.  The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates co...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Massachusetts, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Johnson Johnson


Why Do I Sometimes Feel Like I'm Falling for No Reason?

To be alive is to feel fucking terrible, if not all then at least some of the time. Headaches, nausea, mysterious aches and pains—all conspire to make our short time on Earth something less than a nonstop thrill-ride. Worse than the routine ailments are the ones you can’t even name: sudden strobes of unwellness you…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Vertigo, Dizziness, Side Effects


Fauci and public health experts are sounding the alarms about another coronavirus surge after Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Health officials are telling Americans to expect another spike in the number of coronavirus cases as people return from their Thanksgiving holiday travels. "We might see a surge superimposed upon that surge we're already in," Dr. Anthony Fauci said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Fauci joins a legion of health officials also warning of...
Tags: Health, Science, Thanksgiving, Nbc, US, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Adams, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy, Jerome Adams


Long Covid: ‘Is this now me forever?’

Months after coming down with the virus, Eleanor Morgan is still struggling with ‘long Covid’. What is it and how can the burden be eased?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne night in early March, I had a fever that reminded me of being a child. My pyjama top stuck to me with sweat, my joints ached and, at some point, the walls looked like they were breathing. The next morning I started coughing and didn’t stop. It was pre-lockdown and, taking pity on me (I live alone ...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Eleanor Morgan, Paddington Station, Coronavirus


Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

From cities, to science, to politics, six Observer writers assess how a post-pandemic world will emerge into a new normalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHere are some things that the pandemic changed. It accustomed some people – those whose jobs allowed it – to remote working. It highlighted the importance of adequate living space and access to the outdoors. It renewed, through their absence, an appreciation of social contact and large gatherings. It showed up mass da...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Cities, Culture, Vaccines and immunisation, Ts Eliot, Coronavirus


Yes, Virtual Santa Claus Meet and Greets Are Happening on Zoom

If you, like me, ever asked yourself, “What’s next? Santa Claus on Zoom?” during the coronavirus pandemic, let me just say: 2020 is the year of virtual hangouts. It’s now clear that anything can happen on video chat, from work meetings to birthday parties. I can personally attest that I gave my maid of honor speech…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Santa, Zoom, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Camilla Pang: 'You have to acknowledge the hilarity of what it is to be human'

Prize-winning author Camilla Pang talks about her autism and ADHD diagnoses and her desire to challenge myths about neurodiversityThis month Camilla Pang won the Royal Society book prize for her debut, Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships. She has a PhD in bioinformatics from UCL and works as a postdoctoral researcher. Dr Pang was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of eight and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at 26.Why did you d...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Neuroscience, Society, Autism, Culture, Ucl, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Pang, Science and nature books, Mind And Body Books, Camilla Pang


Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

UK business minister to take on additional role as NHS prepares for mass deploymentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNadhim Zahawi, the minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced.No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MPwould take on the role until at least next summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Avon, Stratford, Nadhim Zahawi


Extremely vulnerable in UK given high priority for coronavirus vaccine

Those with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer put in same category on interim guidance list as over-70sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople at very high risk of contracting coronavirus due to health problems, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over-70s to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.People aged 18 or older deemed “clinically extremely vulnerable” are in the same priority group as those aged 70 and over, ac...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Public Health England Continue


No 10 wanted union flag on Oxford coronavirus vaccine kits

Plan hatched by new ‘Union unit’ to counter rise in Scottish nationalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDowning Street tried to get doses of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine labelled with an image of the union jack, it has emerged, as scientists and statisticians raised more questions over the press release that proclaimed the trial’s success.The request for injection kits to bear the flag was driven by No 10’s newly formed “Union unit”, which is ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Oxford, Health policy, Scottish Independence, ` Union, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca


BioNTech's Covid vaccine is a triumph of innovation and immigration | Hans-Werner Sinn

Pioneered by a Turkish-German couple, its significance exceeds its practical valueThe world took note when the German startup BioNTech announced its breakthrough in the development of a new type of vaccine to combat Covid-19. After testing tens of thousands of people, BioNTech’s vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective in providing protection for those who would otherwise have been infected. The company was the first to apply for emergency use authorisation for a coronavirus vaccine in the US ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Germany, US, Society, US news, Genetics, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer


Different age groups may get different Covid vaccines, experts say

Oxford/AstraZeneca planning new trial of lower-dose jab to see how well it works in older peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConcerns around the efficacy of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab in older people could lead to different age groups being given different vaccines, experts have said.The partners announced last week that the vaccine had a 70% efficacy overall. For most trial participants – given two full doses, spaced a month apart – the effi...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Education, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Oxford AstraZeneca



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