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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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Another Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine Seems Effective, Doesn't Need Extreme Cold Storage

On Monday, researchers in the UK became the latest to announce promising results from their experimental vaccine candidate against covid-19. In the data seen so far, the vaccine appeared to be at least 70% effective at preventing infection from the coronavirus, though it may be up to 90% effective with a certain…Read more...
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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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China's Xi Jinping pledged to work with other countries to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images At the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, President Xi Jinping of China pledged to intensify cooperation on a global effort to develop vaccines for COVID-19, Reuters reported. Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as Moderna, have in the past two weeks announced vaccines that the companies maintain could be more than 90% effective in fighting the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. China is developing three vaccines that are now in Phase II...
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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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Moderna's coronavirus vaccine doesn't need to be as icy cold as Pfizer's, and that could make it easier to distribute

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Moderna and Pfizer have both announced promising trial results this week, suggesting their coronavirus vaccines perform very well at preventing COVID-19 infections.  But Moderna's shots can be kept in the fridge for a month, while Pfizer's can only last five days that way.  Pfizer has developed special vaccine briefcases that can keep its shots frozen properly for ...
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Let's All Get Cautiously Excited About This Vaccine News

On Wednesday, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced even more encouraging results from its now-completed covid-19 vaccine trial. The experimental vaccine appears to be 95% effective at preventing illness overall and seems nearly as effective in people over the age of 65, a key population. Despite the very…Read more...
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U.S. Could See 2,000 Covid-19 Deaths Per Day by Christmas: Report

The U.S. could see 2,000 Americans dying per day by Christmas if strict new mitigation strategies aren’t adopted, according to warnings from doctors on the White House Coronavirus Task Force and a new report from CBS News. The alarming news comes as the U.S. reports 1,565 deaths from covid-19 on Tuesday alone, with…Read more...
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Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines likely work for all existing coronavirus strains. Don't worry about mutations for now, scientists say.

Mustafa Gerek participates in a coronavirus vaccine trial at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, October 13, 2020. Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The coronavirus vaccine candidates from Pfizer and Moderna both prevented COVID-19 in clinical trials. Research suggests the coronavirus is genetically stable, which means it mutates very slowly. So the leading vaccines should work well long-term against all strains of the virus. By contrast, viruses like the flu accumulate geneti...
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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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Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates: Some coronavirus vaccines may work better in certain populations than others

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a coronavirus vaccine wouldn't be ready until January 2021. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images There won't be just one coronavirus vaccine "winner," but hopefully 4 or 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Rashida Jones on the new podcast she hosts with Bill Gates.  Gates and Fauci agreed that some vaccines may be more effective in certain populations than others. Each vaccine may also vary in how effectively it prevents transmission of the virus, which will be "confusin...
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A Second Covid-19 Vaccine Appears Highly Effective in Early Data

On Monday, Moderna became the second company in as many weeks to announce that its experimental vaccine against covid-19 appears to be highly effective, at least at first glance. In early data, the company claimed that the vaccine was found to be more than 90 percent effective, while being relatively well tolerated by…Read more...
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Elon Musk Has Conflicting COVID Tests and Starts Twitter Debate

Elon Musk is 49 so his risks are very low with COVID. Elon is a multi-billionaire and will be able to get the best treatments. Elon said he had the symptoms of a typical cold with nothing unusual so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Pfizer's vaccine relies on a 'cold chain' that keeps the shots colder than a freezer. Here's how it works.

Pfizer and BioNTech 's vaccine must be kept at ultra-cold temperatures on its journey from the production line to a patient's arm. Pfizer developed a suitcase-sized box that uses dry ice to keep between 1,000 and 5,000 doses for 10 days at minus 70 degrees Celsius. Leon Neal/Getty Images Pfizer's new coronavirus vaccine will need to be kept hyper-cold, at -94 degrees Fahrenheit, as it is shipped around the globe. That could make it difficult to get the vaccine distributed, especial...
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Measles Is Back With a Vengeance, Killed 200,000 in 2019

A new report from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights a bleak reality: Measles, the highly contagious but vaccine-preventable viral illness, infected at least 860,000 people and killed over 200,000 worldwide in 2019—a roughly 50% jump in deaths from 2016. Sadly,…Read more...
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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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Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is 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 Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, the company announced Monday.  The chart below shows how the vaccine's efficacy compares to the effectiveness of vaccines for chickenpox, flu, measles, and polio. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfi...
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How Excited Should You Be About the Pfizer Vaccine News?

On Monday, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that its experimental vaccine against the coronavirus that causes covid-19 was shown to be highly effective in an early analysis of its ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial. The data underlying these results has yet to be verified by outside scientists and is preliminary,…Read more...
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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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Amazon appears to have donated $40,000 to a top source of vaccine misinformation, according to a screenshot posted by a volunteer for the group

Pascal Rossignol/Reuters Amazon contributes money to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a top source of vaccine misinformation in the US, through its AmazonSmile program.  The company appears to have given more than $40,000 to the group, Popular Information reported.  The NVIC is "one of the most prominent organizations that has been against vaccines of any kind," K. "Vish" Viswanath, a professor of health communication at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told I...
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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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Getting a flu shot could reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, preliminary research suggests

An advertisement offering free flu shots in New York City on August 21, 2020. John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Health experts are encouraging people to get flu shots to avoid the possibility of getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. According to a preliminary study, flu shots may also reduce your risk of catching COVID-19. Researchers found that healthcare workers who got a flu shot in the 2019-2020 season were 39% less likely to have gotten the coronavirus by June....
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A Flu Vaccine May Provide Some Protection Against Covid-19, Dutch Study Suggests

Preliminary research out this month may provide you with a bit more incentive to get the flu vaccine. It found evidence that flu vaccination led to a lowered risk of getting covid-19 among health care workers in the Netherlands. Though not definitive, the study isn’t the first to suggest that certain vaccines can…Read more...
Tags: Science, Flu, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19

How Last Year's Pandemic Simulation Foreshadowed Covid-19

One year ago, at the last minute, I decided to attend a presentation held by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at a Manhattan hotel facing Central Park. Epidemiologists, economists, and other public health experts ran a simulation of what a realistic pandemic would look in the modern world. The basic…Read more...
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Kids as young as 11 years old would be able to consent to vaccinations under a new bill proposed in Washington, DC

Pediatrician Richard K. Ohnmacht prepares a shot of the HPV vaccine Gardasil for a patient at his office in Cranston, Rhode Island, Sept. 3, 2015 Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Children as young as age 11 could be allowed to get recommended vaccinations despite their parent's disapproval, according to a new bill proposed in Washington, DC.  The bill passed 12-to-1, but would need to be passed a second time and then receive Mayor Muriel Bowser's signature in order to become...
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Volunteer in Brazil Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Dies of Covid-19, Reportedly Received Placebo

A 28-year-old Brazilian resident participating in a covid-19 vaccine trial run by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has died of complications related to the coronavirus, a local media outlet reported Wednesday. Health officials and those leading the study have not confirmed whether the volunteer had received…Read more...
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Pfizer Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready for FDA Review by End of November

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has put the kibosh on any dreams of rushing out its experimental covid-19 vaccine before the U.S. election day. The good news is that the company is optimistic that its vaccine will be ready to apply for the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization (EUA) by the end of…Read more...
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YouTube Now Says It Will Remove Videos Lying About Coronavirus Vaccines

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it will now be extending current rules about lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic to include misinformation about coronavirus vaccines.Read more...
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Facebook's New Anti-Vaxx 'Ban' Has an Ad-Sized Loophole

As folks in the U.S. start to meander into flu season, Facebook decided that now’s the time to formally issue a “ban” on ads that discourage its users from getting vaccinated. Read more...
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Johnson & Johnson Pauses Coronavirus Vaccine Trials After 'Unexplained Illness' in Volunteer

On late Monday night, the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson put a temporary pause on all of its clinical trials of experimental vaccines for the coronavirus that causes covid-19, following the report of an “unexplained illness” in one of the study participants. It’s not yet clear whether the person’s illness is…Read more...
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