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Welsh patients to be first in UK to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Nation’s mass rollout begins on Wednesday, while Scotland will administer first doses later this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Patients in Wales to be first in UK to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Nation’s mass rollout begins on Wednesday, while Scotland will administer first doses later this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Patients in Wales to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Welsh health minister hails ‘significant addition’ to country’s vaccination programmeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid-19 vaccines?

The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies.Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are both charging more than $30 per person for the protect...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


From Pfizer to Moderna: who's making billions from Covid vaccines?

The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies.Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are both charging more than $30 per person for the protect...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


500k Corona Deaths in U.S.: Open Thread

The United States has now endured 28 million cases of COVID-19 and 500,000 covid-related deaths. And it sure is not over. I got my second Moderna shot on Saturday. I was a little trepidatious because I had read the second shot carries a more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, United States, Moderna


What's the difference between all the Covid vaccines?

First there was Pfizer, then AstraZeneca, now Moderna and Novavax. How do they differ? And which might you get?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Novavax, Moderna, Coronavirus


"I was a little bit like, how we’re going to get 800 people to show up at, you know, at 10 or 11 o’clock at night? But that proved to be no problem at all, because, you know, word kind of spread like wildfire."

Said Jenny Brackett, an assistant administrator at UW Medicine, quoted in "A failed freezer forced an overnight dash to give out more than 1,600 doses of the coronavirus vaccine" (WaPo).  “URGENT: We have 588 DOSE 1 MODERNA appointments available Jan. 28 11 p.m. to Jan. 29 2 a.m.,” Swedish Hospital tweeted at 10:59 p.m. Pacific time with a link to book slots, limiting sign-ups to those in high-priority groups already cleared to receive the vaccine.  At UW Medical Center-Northwest, people like B...
Tags: Law, Pacific, Ann Althouse, Brackett, Moderna, UW Medicine, Coronavirus, Jenny Brackett, UW Medical Center Northwest


A Natural Intellectual Property Experiment Proves What Is Necessary May Not Be Sufficient

On December 1, 2020, Dr. Sott Atlas resigned his position as “special advisor [on the coronavirus] to the president of the United States.” Many of us breathed a sigh of relief, if through our masks. After all, my Stanford colleagues had voted for a faculty senate resolution, that condemned this Stanford-affiliated man’s “disdain for established medical knowledge.” To take but one example I’ll return to below, Atlas had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” citing Oxford Professor Carl Heneghan. What Atlas i...
Tags: Law, Stanford, Atlas, United States, Oxford, Pfizer, Bmj, Heneghan, Legal Publishing, Moderna, Scott Atlas, Altas, Tom Jefferson, COVID, Carl Heneghan, Sott Atlas


UK coronavirus live: 1,325 Covid-linked daily deaths is record high as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in capital with ‘spread of virus out of control’; seven million doses of Moderna vaccine orderedSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsCoronavirus global updates - live 4.19pm GMT A further 1,325 people have died within 28 days of testingpositi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, West Midlands, Sadiq Khan, Black Country, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, West Birmingham


UK coronavirus live: 'major incident' declared in London as cases surge; Moderna Covid vaccine approved

Latest updates: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in capital with ‘spread of virus out of control’; seven million doses of Moderna vaccine orderedSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsWhich countries have reported the new UK Covid variant?Coronavirus – latest updates 1.23pm GMT The mayor of London said that he has written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnso...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, London, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, LondonModerna Covid


UK coronavirus live: Moderna vaccine becomes third Covid jab approved for use in Britain

Latest updates: seven million doses of Moderna vaccine ordered; compliance with with measures ‘high’ over Christmas – ONSFears over South Africa variant led to travel curbsPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsWhich countries have reported the new UK Covid variant?Serious faults in some English care homes’ defencesCoronavirus – latest updates 12.17pm GMT A third Covid vaccine - produced by Moderna - has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regula...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, US, Eu, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, South Africa, NHS, Boris Johnson, Brexit, south east England, Moderna


EU approves Moderna jab amid tensions over slow rollout of vaccines

Move should ease frustrations over low supplies of Pfizer vaccine and EU’s longer authorisation process Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Medicines Agency has approved the Moderna vaccine, making it the second coronavirus shot to be cleared for general use across the EU, as tensions continued to rise over the slow progress of vaccination programmes in the bloc.In a move that should ease frustrations over a shortfall in supplies of the BioNTech/Pfizer jab an...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Microbiology, European Commission, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, European Medicines Agency


BioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccine

Firm races to fill potential gap left by bloc’s gamble on several vaccines being approvedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBioNtech has criticised the EU’s failure to order more doses of its coronavirus vaccine, saying it is now racing with its US partner, Pfizer, to boost production amid fears of a European “gap” left by the lack of other approved vaccines.The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was the first to be approved by the bloc late last month, after being accepted by the ...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, US, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, UK Canada, Moderna, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


4 Takeaways From FDA’s Emergency Vaccine Reviews

What lessons can future COVID vaccine candidates take from the FDA’s response to Pfizer and Moderna’s study data?
Tags: Law, Government, Fda, Pfizer, Health Care / Medicine, Moderna, Healthcare Docket


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


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Atty. Alan Macek and Atty. Richard Mar: Canadian Intellectual Property Office Issues Practice Notice Regarding Patentable Subject Matter (Source: Lexology) Atty. Daniel Shores and Atty. Dylan Haversack: COVID-19 Vaccine Leader Moderna “Not Aware of Any Significant Intellectual Property Impediments” in Development of its Vaccine Despite Mixed Results at PTAB (Source: JD Supra) Catherine Putz: Farley on Patents and Power: Where Intellectual Property Law and Mil...
Tags: Law, Patent, Farley, Richard Epstein, Moderna, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Daniel Shores, COVID, Alan Macek, Richard Mar, JD Supra Catherine Putz, Alan Coté, Yu Kai Lin, Arun Rai


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...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech


Covid vaccine technology pioneer: 'I never doubted it would work'

Katalin Karikó’s mRNA research helped pave way for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s successful workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Hungarian-born biochemist who helped pioneer the research behind the mRNA technology used in the two Covid-19 vaccines showing positive results believes it was always a no-brainer.“I never doubted it would work,” Katalin Karikó told the Guardian. “I had seen the data from animal studies, and I was expecting it. I always wished that I woul...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Chemistry, Medical Research, Vaccines and immunisation, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Moderna, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech, Katalin Karikó


Biden warns 'more people may die' unless Trump starts cooperating

President-elect warns ‘we are going into a very dark winter’ as president tries to take credit for Moderna’s Covid vaccineUS politics – live updatesDonald Trump and Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting reactions on Monday to news of a coronavirus vaccine that proved nearly 95% effective in trials. Related: Obama scolds 'petulant' Trump but reveals conservative sympathies Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Obama, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Moderna, US elections 2020, Coronavirus


Moderna vaccine's effectiveness bodes well for Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Phase 3 success rate of 95% for US firm’s treatment is promising for UK vaccine trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising for the Covid jab being developed by Oxford University, after Moderna became the second company to reveal impressive results from its vaccine trials.Interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid vaccine from US company Moderna has revealed it to be almost 95% effective at preventing the disease. The news followed an announce...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Germany, US, Society, UK News, World news, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Moderna, Coronavirus


Moderna vaccine trial's results bode well for Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Phase 3 efficacy rate of nearly 95% for US firm’s treatment is promising for UK vaccine trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising for the Covid jab being developed by Oxford University, after Moderna became the second company to reveal impressive results from its vaccine trials.Interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid vaccine from US company Moderna has revealed it to be have almost 95% efficacy at preventing the disease. The news followed...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Germany, US, Society, UK News, World news, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Moderna, Coronavirus


"US stocks rose sharply Monday, and the Dow was closing in on 30,000, after Moderna said its experimental Covid-19 vaccine was 94.5% effective against the coronavirus."

"Last week, Pfizer (PFE) said that a vaccine it developed with German drugmaker BioNTech was more than 90% effective against Covid-19." CNN reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, US, Cnn, Financial Markets, Ann Althouse, Pfizer PFE, Moderna, BioNtech, Coronavirus, COVID


What does the Moderna vaccine mean for the fight against Covid?

How does it work and how is it different from the Pfizer/BioNTech jab?Moderna Covid vaccine almost 95% effective, trials showCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs promising results are released from a second vaccine trial, we take a look at what this could mean in the battle against Covid-19. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: David Lawder and Chizu Nomiyama: U.S. Trade Panel Launches Patent Infringement Probe into Apple Devices (Source: Reuters) David Lee: Apple Must Pay Over $506 Million in 4G LTE Patent Dispute (Source: Courthouse News Service) Shanthi Rexaline: Moderna’s Patent Filings, Applications Under Defense Department Review: Report (Source: Bezinga) Corinne Reichert: Sonos Wireless Headphones Detailed in Patent (Source: CNET) Source: USPTO Commentary and Journal A...
Tags: Law, Uspto, Patent, Courthouse News Service, Cnet, Reuters, David Lee, U S Postal Service, David Lawder, Chizu Nomiyama, Moderna, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, U S Trade Panel Launches Patent Infringement Probe, Shanthi Rexaline, Bezinga Corinne Reichert


Guest Post: Spurring and Clearing the Path for Open COVID Innovation Through Contextual Patent Disclosure

Guest Post by Colleen V. Chien and Evan Hastings, Santa Clara University School of Law* The COVID pandemic has created an urgent need for innovation to protect against, treat, test for, and eventually, inoculate against the virus. To save time and lives requires collaboration, making it an opportune time to strengthen the capacity of the patent system, as one part of the much larger innovation ecosystem,[1] to coordinate and include, among multiple innovators, not only to protect and exclude. A ...
Tags: Japan, Microsoft, Law, China, US, Italy, Korea, Uspto, Who, SEC, Ibm, Fda, Houston, Wipo, Canon, Patent


"Stocks climbed after encouraging data about the first coronavirus vaccine tested in people."

"The drug maker Moderna said Monday that the first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in people appears to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the virus," the NYT reports.So good to get good news!The Dow Jones is up 800+ points. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Dow Jones, Financial Markets, Ann Althouse, Moderna, Coronavirus



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