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Don't Feel Guilty About Accepting a COVID Shot

For all the money and elbow grease that was poured into developing the COVID-19 vaccines, you’d think that vaccinating people is a top-priority project. But precious few resources have been given to any efforts to actually get the vaccine into people’s arms. We don’t have an organized, efficient system. Instead we…Read more...
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Personalized Skin Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in New Trial Results

The future of cancer treatment might involve personalized vaccines meant to manage or even prevent relapses—at least if new research published Thursday continues to pan out. In a small clinical trial, high-risk melanoma patients given such a vaccine were able to create a long term, durable immune response to their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Vaccination, Genomics, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Cancer Vaccines, Clinical Medicine, Cancer Vaccine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Treatment Of Cancer

Conversa Health expands its Series B round to $20M

Portland, Oregon-based Conversa Health, a virtual care and communication platform that helps health organizations stay in touch with their patients and customers, today announced that it has expanded its Series B funding round from $12 million to $20 million. The round is still co-led by Builders VC and Northwell Health’s venture arm Northwell Ventures. Additional investors include UH Ventures, the venture arm of University Hospitals and VC firms P5  Health Ventures, Epic Ventures, StartUp Hea...
Tags: Health, Startups, Oregon, Tech, Vc, Healthcare, Portland, Vaccination, Health Care, Portland Oregon, Series B, Epic Ventures, Northwell Health, Primary Care, Northwell Ventures, StartUp Health

COVID Vaccine Questions Answered: Can You Still Catch Virus After First Dose?

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Tech and health companies including Microsoft and Salesforce team up on digital COVID-19 vaccination records

A new cross-industry initiative is seeking to establish a standard for digital vaccination records that can be used universally to identify COVID-19 vaccination status for individuals, in a way that can be both secure via encryption and traceable and verifiable for trustworthiness regarding their contents. The so-called ‘Vaccination Credential Initiative’ includes a range of big-name companies from both the healthcare and the tech industry, including Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and Epic, as we...
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The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story

Israel is refusing to provide the vaccine to the millions of Palestinians it is forcefully ruling over. The post The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Geneva Convention, COVID-19, Covax, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Covax programme, Sputnik V vaccine

Vitamin D and Covid

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Uber and Moderna partner on COVID-19 vaccine access and information

Uber and pharmaceutical company Moderna have announced a partnership around COVID-19 vaccination, which will include a number of different initiatives. To start, it’s only confirmed component is to provide users with credible, factual information about COVID-19 vaccine safety through Uber’s consumer app, but the companies have also discussed additional “options” including building ride scheduling via Uber directly into the immunization appointment booking process. Still in its early days, the...
Tags: Health, TC, Transportation, Uber, Apps, Medicine, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, United States, Vaccination, Fda, Vaccine, Vaccines, LA County, Pharmaceutical

Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County roll out mobile vaccination records for COVID-19 using Apple’s Wallet technology. A cursory appraisal of the implementation of this tech might lead one to...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Android, Startups, TC, Instagram, Virginia, Hiv, Los Angeles, Tech, Windows 95, Vaccination, Biotech, Biotechnology, Life Sciences

We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa

Although South Africa’s variant of Covid-19 does not cause more severe illness, the country, according to the president, must be ‘diligent, vigilant and compliant’ The post We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Funerals, Alcohol, Hospitals, South Africa, Vaccination, National, Oxygen, Vaccines, Conspiracy Theories, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, SAB, Ramaphosa, Lockdown, Beitbridge

Moderna is developing three new mRNA-based vaccines for seasonal flu, HIV and Nipah virus

Moderna, the biotech company behind one of the two mRNA-based vaccines currently being rolled out globally to stem the tide of COVID-19, has announced that it will purse development programs around three new vaccine candidates in 2021. These include potential vaccines for HIV, seasonal flu and the Nipah virus. Moderna’s development and clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine is among the fastest in history, and thus far its results have been very promising, buoying hopes for the efficacy of other...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Singapore, India, Aids, Hiv, Tech, Virus, Medical Research, Malaysia, Vaccination, Bangladesh, Fda, Vaccine, Bill

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip receive COVID-19 vaccinations at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at their 73rd wedding anniversary on November 17, 2020. Chris Jackson/Getty The Queen and Prince Philip have received COVID-19 vaccines, Buckingham Palace has said. The vaccines were administered at Windsor Castle, according to a royal source. The Queen decided to publicly reveal that she had been vaccinated to stop further speculation, the source also said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Queen Elizabeth II and th...
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Bread and vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies stand to make billions from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the vaccines they have developed are the fruits of the collective labour of all of humanity. The post Bread and vaccines appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Socialism, Communism, Vaccination, Creative Commons, Vaccines, Openaccess, David Graeber, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Top Six, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Peter Alexeyevich Kropotkin, Pfizer/BioNTech, Public Funding

Relief is near in the scramble for vaccines

The health minister has announced a glimmer of hope with SA having secured 1.5-million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine The post Relief is near in the scramble for vaccines appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Vaccination, Vaccines, Top Six, Health Workers, South Africa (country, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Zweli Mhkize

New UK COVID-19 vaccine recommendations say 'it is reasonable' for people to mix and match different shots, even though there's not yet evidence that works

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine at Bradley Manor residential care home in Belfast on December 9, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The UK has authorized two different coronavirus vaccines: one from Pfizer/BioNTech, and another from AstraZeneca/University of Oxford. Both require two doses, given several weeks apart.  The British government is suggesting that people could mix and match their two COVID-19 shots, if need be. There's a tri...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Britain, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Belfast, Pfizer, Times, Cornell University, Moore, John Moore, Bingham, University of California San Francisco

Los Angeles vaccine patients will be given proof they've been vaccinated that they can add to their Apple Wallets

Registered nurse Nikki Galanakis, 28, is given the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, in South Los Angeles, California, December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Los Angeles County COVID-19 vaccine patients will receive digital records of their vaccine that they can store in their Apple Wallet. Initially, the digital token will be there to remind people to come back for their second dose of the vaccine, but in future, it could be shown at p...
Tags: Google, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, Vaccination, Pfizer, Illinois, Cook County, Los Angeles County, Apple Wallet, Lucy Nicholson, Tech Insider, Los Angeles County s Department of Public Health

The first 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the US in just 10 days

Dr. Prakash Patel, a pulmonologist at Tristar StoneCrest Medical Center, takes a selfie with a nurse after getting his COVID-19 vaccine. Rob Lindsay The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that as of Wednesday morning, it had administered 1,008,025 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the US and distributed 9,465,725 doses in total. After members of three priority groups are vaccinated — healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people over 75 — vaccine access will be expanded to ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, US Postal Service, Wyoming, Vaccination, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kaiser Family Foundation, Prakash Patel, Moderna, Robert Redfield, Nevada New Hampshire

Could your brokerage require you to get vaccinated? It’s complicated

A National Association of Realtors source told Inman that the trade organization is waiting on guidance from government agencies before issuing any mandates.
Tags: Regulations, Car, Radio, Vaccination, Vaccine, Independent Contractors, Requirements, NAR, Inman, National Association of Realtors, Select, June Barlow

Facebook to remove debunked misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook says it will start removing debunked misinformation about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks. The removals will be part of Facebook’s policy on coronavirus content that could lead to “imminent physical harm”, that includes false claims around safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines. For instance, claims that the COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips or anything else not on the official vaccine ingredient list will be removed. Conspiracy theori...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, UK, News, India, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Oxford University, Misinformation, Avaaz, Pune, ICMR, Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India

Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines

China has pledged that it would be sharing its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, especially those with which it has close ties. While the country is not ready to deploy its vaccines internationally, it is gearing up the infrastructure for mass distribution. This week, Alibaba announced that it has struck a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to introduce a cold chain capable of transporting temperature-sensitive medicines from China to the rest of the world. The air freight will depart fro...
Tags: Health, Startups, Transportation, China, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Alibaba, Dubai, Ethiopia, Vaccination, Vaccine, Alibaba Group, Logistics, Jack Ma, Cold Chain, Shenzhen

Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine shows high efficacy, and is cheaper to make and easier to store

Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, being developed in partnership with drugmaker AstraZeneca, has shown to be 70.4% effective in preliminary results from its Phase 3 clinical trial. That rate actually includes data from two different approaches to dosing, including one where two full strength does were applied, which was 62% effective, and a much more promising dosage trial which used one half-dose and one full strength dose to follow – that one was 90% effective. Oxford’s results may not ...
Tags: Health, TC, Messenger, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, Oxford, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Biotech, Vaccines, Moderna, COVID

Pfizer and BioNTech to submit request for emergency use approval of their COVID-19 vaccine today

Two of the companies behind one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates will seek approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization (EUA) of their preventative treatment with an application to be delivered today. Pfizer and BioNTech, who revealed earlier this week that their vaccine was 95% effective based on Phase 3 clinical trial data, are submitting for the emergency authorization in the U.S., as well as in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and the U....
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, Japan, Medicine, Australia, Tech, Medical Research, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Vaccination, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Vaccines

When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Both Moderna and Pfizer have recently delivered promising news that their coronavirus vaccines are highly effective, in large, diverse human trials. But that doesn't mean you're going to be able to get a shot before the end of 2020.  In all likelihood, the first coronavirus vaccines will begin rolling out to frontline workers and vulnerable populations in the last days of 2020, or possibly early 2021. By Memorial Day in late May, it's possible that...
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Moderna reports its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective in first data from Phase 3 trial

Following fast on the heels of Pfizer’s announcement of its COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, Moderna is also sharing positive results from its Phase 3 trial on Monday. The biotech company says that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate has shown efficacy of 94.5% in its first interim data analysis, which covers 95 confirmed COVID cases among its study participants, of which 90 were given the placebo, and only 5 received Moderna’s mRNA-based vaccine. Further, of 11 severe cases of COVID-19, none were found am...
Tags: Health, TC, Messenger, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, Vaccination, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, Vaccines, EUA, Moderna, BioNtech

Pfizer's CEO cashed out 60% of his stock on the same day the company unveiled the results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla sold 62% of his stock in the company on the same day the drugmaker announced the results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial.Bourla sold $5.6 million in stock on Monday as part of a predetermined trading plan adopted on August 19.His stock sale was carried out at $41.94 a share. The 52-week-high for Pfizer stock is $41.99, which means the CEO cashed out his shares close to their highest this year.Pfiz...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Vaccination, Pfizer, Securities And Exchange Commission, Stock Options, US Food and Drug Administration, BioNtech, Albert Bourla, Bourla, Stock Sale, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Covid And Stocks, Vaccine News

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech has shown to be effective blocking vaccine in 90 percent of participants in its Phase 3 clinical trial, the companies announced on Monday. That’s based on data analyzed by an external, independent committee assigned to check the results of the trial, and reflects only early results from the trial, and not the final verified result, but it’s still extremely promising news for progress towards a viable and more broadly avai...
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Digital Health ID will be used for COVID-19 immunisation: PM Modi

“India is already working on putting a well-established vaccine delivery system in place. This digitised network along with digital health ID will be used to ensure immunisation [for COVID-19] of our citizens,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. India’s Digital Health program the National Digital Health Mission — which PM Modi announced on Independence day — has been rolling out in pilot in the union territories. As of September 9, 100,000 Health IDs had been issued across Andaman & N...
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CVS is hiring 15,000 new staff to cope with an expected rise of COVID-19 cases and the potential rollout of a vaccine

Luis Alvarez/Getty Images CVS is hiring 15,000 new staff to prepare for an expected rise in COVID-19 cases during the colder months. This includes more than 10,000 pharmacy technicians, who will dispense medicines and administer COVID-19 tests. They may even be able administer vaccines, if the government authorizes proposed healthcare changes backed by CVS. CVS is also hiring "several thousand" full-time customer service roles that will be carried out remotely. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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YouTube bans videos with COVID-19 vaccine misinformation: Report

YouTube said will remove videos that contain misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, in an expansion of its existing rules about conspiracy theories and falsehoods about the pandemic, the Verge reported. Any vaccine-related content that contradicts information from “local health authorities” or the World Health Organisation is now prohibited. “A COVID-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we’re ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove misinformation related to a COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Youtube, Bill Gates, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Misinformation, Farshad Shadloo, Coronavirus, Covid19, Online Content Moderation

Johnson & Johnson starts 60,000-person final stage test of Covid-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson is testing its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine on 60,000 people on three continents. The Wall Street Journal reports that Johnson & Johnson "could learn pivotal results from the trial by early next year, which if positive could lead to government authorization of the vaccine for emergency use soon afterward. 
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