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COVID-19 vaccine expert not as concerned about full stadiums as people not getting shots

Vaccine expert Kizzmekia Corbett helped create the Moderna vaccine. She has since spoken to college and pro athletes about COVID and vaccines.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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COVID-19 vaccine debate grows as more become available

Joseph Raya-Ward was set. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was for him. One dose and boom, done! “I wanted the J&J vaccine,” said the southeastern San Fernando Valley resident. “At the time, I was concerned about variants, and J&J was the only American vaccine to be tested against them. I’m also awful with shots and the idea of only having to do things once really worked for me. Knowing what we know now, I’d probably opt for Pfizer or Moderna, but I’m just happy to have it over with.” It’s not an u...
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Meet the trailblazing Black scientist behind a Covid-19 vaccine

34-year-old Kizzmekia Corbett is a key developer behind the Moderna vaccine. She tells CNN's Abby Phillip about her life in science, preparing for the next pandemic and the importance of empathy when it comes to tackling vaccine hesitancy in the Black community.
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10 Things in Politics: Vaccine woes touch everyone - even the agency that helped develop them

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:The agency that helped develop the COVID-19 vaccine can't vaccinate all of its workers.Lawmakers will grill those behind the GameStop stock fiasc...
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Why you can't rule out AstraZeneca's shot yet

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Today in healthcare news: How ICE detainees are falling through the cracks in the vaccine rollout, 4 top healthcare VCs are cautioning founders against public debuts before they're ready, and why you shouldn't rule out AstraZeneca's vaccine just yet.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Samantha Lee/Insider ICE has no plan to vaccinate 13,860 immigrants in its custody against COVID-19. Here's how one of the US's most at-risk groups is ...
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Moderna vaccine creator calls Johnson & Johnson's competing shot a 'darn good' tool to fight the pandemic

Kizzmekia Corbett is an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast One of the scientists who helped develop Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine applauded Johnson & Johnson's new trial results, even though they are not as stellar as her own. J&J announced on Friday its COVID-19 vaccine was 72% effective at curbing symptomatic infections in US trials, while Moderna's was more than 94% effective at the same. "Don't let the perfect ...
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Moderna scientist says Johnson & Johnson's shot is 'darn good' too - Business Insider

Vaccine-maker Kizzmekia Corbett, who helped develop Moderna's vaccine at the NIH, said "don't let the perfect get in the way of the good enough."
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Meet the Black female scientist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett's interest in science started from an early age, but she never knew the difference she would make.
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What the Convention Revealed of the Democratic Party

Conventions present the face of the party to voters.  The Democrats of 2020 are the party of democracy, character and competence (contra Trump)  and social inclusivity, with an emphasis on women and minority groups.  Programmatically, they promise a continuation of the Obama years, for instance, incrementally shoring up the Affordable Care Act.  (The words “public option” were notably missing from Biden’s speech.) That’s very similar to the party of 2016 except that the appeal to democracy, ch...
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Time for Experts

In this novel crisis, we in media and online need to shift much of our attention away from trying to eradicate disinformation (and how’s that going?) to spend more of our time and resources once again finding and amplifying good information — authoritative information from experts. That is why I am maintaining and immersing myself in my COVID Twitter list of 500 epidemiologists, virologists, physicians, researchers, NGOs, and selected specialist journalists. I have been taking in their c...
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Behind the scenes, scientists prep for COVID-19 vaccine test

A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just might work. After weeks of round-the-clock research at the National Institutes of Health, it was time for a key test. “Especially at moments like this, everyone crowds around,” said Kizzmekia Corbett, an NIH research fellow leading the vaccine development.
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