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    Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, is examined by Dr. Bruce Rankin, Medical Director at Accel Research Sites, before Potts receives his first injection as a participant in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna on August 4, 2020 in DeLand, Florida.Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images Potential coronavirus vaccines entering late-stage human trials don't necessarily mean they are almost ready to be deployed widely to the general public, the World Health Organization said Thursday.  "Phase three doesn't mean nearly there," Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's emergencies program, said during a virtual panel discussion with NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt hosted by the Aspen Security Forum. "Phase three means this is the...
    London (CNN Business)As investors carefully scan an uncertain horizon, one thing is clear: The backdrop for markets will look very different in three months' time.In a note to clients this week, Goldman Sachs strategists including Kamakshya Trivedi predicted a "substantially different landscape" by December.They pointed to three potential developments: We'll know the results of sending kids back to school this fall. The US election will be behind us. A Covid-19 vaccine could be on the "verge of approval."On reopening schools, Goldman Sachs expects a "bumpy process" characterized by "some false starts," especially in the United States. That could hang over markets, particularly in September.Read More"The evidence so far suggests that there is a path to reopening schools without prompting a...
    (CNN)The US government is pouring billions into Covid-19 vaccines, and candidates from three companies are moving along quickly: Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax.Here's what you need to know about them.These are among the dozens of Covid-19 vaccines in trials around the world as researchers rush to find a way to stop the pandemic. To help speed the process, the US government's Operation Warp Speed is providing some funding for those three and five others -- vaccine candidates the US Department of Health and Human Services calls "the most promising."Operation Warp Speed's goal is to have 300 million doses of a vaccine that's safe and effective by January 2021.Read MoreWhile the Phase 1 trial results are promising, the proof will be in...
    by Melissa Hawkins, American University Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions recently published a study which estimated that the true number of people infected by COVID-19 could be six to 24 times higher than the number of confirmed cases. Melissa Hawkins, professor of public health at American University, explains what this large undercount means and why insufficient data is hampering the U.S.‘s ability to control the pandemic. What are some reasons for the large disparity between the true number of infected cases and the confirmed case count in the U.S.? We just passed 4 million total confirmed cases and over 150,000 deaths. But those confirmed cases really only tell part of the story...
    Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine protected mice from infection for several weeks, results published on Wednesday reveals. Researchers found when the rodents were given two doses of the immunization, they were protected for at least 13 weeks. Findings also show that, if given insufficient doses, the jab did not 'enhance' COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in the mice.  It comes as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called the recent coronavirus inoculation developments over the last two weeks 'the most historic advances in the development of vaccines' in an interview with Fox News. Moderna's vaccine (above) tricks the body into producing some of the viral proteins, which the immune system recognizes and builds a response against mice...
    Only 42 percent of American adults say they will get the coronavirus vaccine, according to a Yahoo News/YouGov poll. This is a tracking poll of 1,506 American adults taken between July 28 – 30. Back in early May when the poll first started asking this question, 55 percent said they would agree to get vaccinated. Slippage has occurred every month since. In late May the number dropped to 50 percent. In early July it was just 46 percent. Now we’re down to 42 percent. It should be noted that there is no vaccine as of yet. But there has been much talk of a miracle vaccine right around the corner — you know, just like the findings of the Durham...
    “Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt." ~ Patrick Henry Imagine if the media, politicians, and corporate health care industry would have told people they'd be restricted and forced to wear masks indefinitely because of a virus that is no worse than a pandemic flu for most people? Well, this entire lockdown mentality would have never gotten off the ground. Which is why it started with a sensible idea of 15 days to slow the...
    Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar discussed a coronavirus vaccine, saying it is “realistic” to have one in the fall and millions of doses available for distribution by the end of 2020. Azar on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” praised President Donald Trump’s leadership in developing a vaccine, saying the United States has made “the most historic advances in the development of vaccines we have ever seen in human history.” He added that is is “very credible” to expect tens of millions of doses of a vaccine by the end of the year and hundreds of millions at the beginning of next year. “Well, let me talk about vaccine, because this has just been the last two weeks....
    Ammonium nitrate may have sparked the Beirut explosion. It happened in Texas, in 1947, too 2 organizations are working to revive NYCs Chinatown as it reels from the pandemic and racial stigma Opinion: The stock market will be flying high in a year — for 2 simple reasons Stock markets love to take everyone by surprise, and less than a year from now a very big surprise will have played out: Stocks will be a lot higher by June as the economy moves into overheat mode. © Getty Images How do we get from the current grim state of affairs to this very different world? Two steps. Load Error 1. By the turn of the year we...
    The debauchery of finding a new coronavirus vaccine is perhaps “the space race” of the 21st century. If in the middle of the last century space and conquering it was the challenge of the great powers, now it is to find a solution that ends the pandemic. And again, like half a century ago, Russia wants to leave its contenders behind: last week, the Kremlin announced that it would start a massive vaccination project against the coronavirus in October with an injection of which little is known and whose efficacy has already been confirmed. has been questioned by international experts. “The first coronavirus vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute, has completed its clinical trials and documentation is now being prepared...
    The pharmaceutical company Moderna started the last, longest step in the process of testing its COVID-19 vaccine candidate at the end of July — a Phase 3 clinical trial. It’s an enormous undertaking: their goal is to recruit 30,000 people, inject some of them with an experimental vaccine and then follow each and every one of them to see how many contract the coronavirus and how many do not. This will take months, even with the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed compressing the timeline whenever possible. Those months may seem endless when over a thousand people are dying from COVID-19 each day in the United States. The process is long and intensive for a reason, though. Just because a...
    SAN ANTONIO – The international, months-long search for a COVID-19 vaccine seems to be entering the home stretch. Last week, the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine study started human trials, and the federal government’s ”Operation Warp Speed” vaccine program is working to deliver 300 million doses of a vaccine by January. The race for a coronavirus vaccine is vital to returning back to “normal.” Still, once a vaccine is proven safe and is widely available to the public across the world, it could still be months until restrictions such as masks and social distancing would be lifted, experts say. For an in-depth explanation of the search for a vaccine, watch this week’s episode of KSAT Explains available to stream on August...
    In a Tuesday interview with Breitbart, Mike Pence expressed his belief that a coronavirus vaccine will be developed before the end of 2020. The vice president noted that Moderna has moved into Phase 3 of clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine and touted Donald Trump’s approach to handling the pandemic and pushing vaccine development. “What I’ve been told is that is an unprecedented pace,” Pence said. “Usually, vaccines literally take years and years and years to develop.” The vice president claimed that the Trump administration began funding work on a vaccine in February immediately after the National Institutes of Health provided the coronavirus’ genetic code According to Pence, the development process consists of “half a dozen companies” being paid by...
    It was no routine shot in the arm.  Last week university professor Gary Stradiotto became one of 30,000 volunteers helping to test a vaccine in the world's biggest COVID-19 study. Stradiotto, 52, an adjunct professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego, volunteered for the final phase of the Moderna study and received his first 100mg of the experimental mRNA-1273 vaccine dose on Thursday.  He's due to get a second and final injection on August 26. Moderna's vaccine is one of several promising candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race, as the US tops more than 155,000 deaths and surpasses 4.6 million reported cases of the virus, according to government figures.  Stradiotto said he decided to volunteer...
    Recent published studies from England, Spain, and Sweden suggest the infeasibility of herd immunity to Covid-19 in the short term. The rapid drop in antibody levels following infection demonstrated in these studies indicates that coronavirus immunity may not be long-lasting, and that the concept of herd immunity by itself is not achievable without additional support in the form of regular vaccinations or additional treatments to improve immune response. The argument that natural herd immunity will resolve the coronavirus pandemic relies on the assumptions that infection rates are high and that antibodies confer long-term immunity. European studies suggest the opposite. Infection rates are lower than expected where the virus is thought to be endemic, and antibodies decline rapidly, suggesting that natural...
    (CNN)In the confusion and chaos of a global pandemic, a small but significant group of people who refuse to wear masks has emerged despite the now established evidence of their efficacy.If their emphasis on personal freedom, their misrepresentation of science and their passion to defend their position feels familiar, it is likely because the tactics have been used for years by another group--the anti-vaxxers.To think that the anti-mask or the anti-vax are one "type" of people would be a mistake. Both are as diverse as America itself. They come from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and they arrive at their beliefs from a wide host of circumstances and personal experiences. The anti-mask and the anti-vax do, however, share important similarities....
    Akshay Kumar is one of the few actors who have resumed work in the middle of a pandemic. Many TV shows have begun production again. Many more artists will follow suit. Restarting the economy has become a point of debate. “I have a simple question: if not now, then when?,” Akshay asked in an interview with Hindustan Times. Making a case for restarting, he said, “So many people have lost their jobs [during the lockdown] and were pushed into poverty. I’m sorry but if we keep waiting for a vaccine, then, before the virus, people will get badly affected by unemployment.” Raksha Bandhan, Laxmmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi, Bell Bottom and More – Here’s a Look At Akshay Kumar’s Upcoming Releases. “I...
    (CNN)Hydroxychloroquine is back! And this time it has brought not only hot-aired discussion but space aliens and demon sperm! Yes, it's true, the supposed miracle cure for Covid-19 that is really no cure at all, is all over the news again, thanks to President Donald Trump and a group of true believers, who are re-upping their endorsement of its all-around wonderfulness. Though distracting, the attention hydroxychloroquine is drawing raises a different but very important issue: whatever happened to the relentless US search for a Covid-19 cure? Kent SepkowitzRight now, we have three sort-of therapies for people with active infection, each with substantial limitations. Remdesivir is a new, expensive antiviral drug with modest benefit that must be given intravenously and is...
    NBA live updates: Scores, standings as Mondays games tip off Sagittarius: Everything to Know About the Adventurous Fire Sign Trump says U.S. may have coronavirus vaccine far in advance of end of the year President Donald Trump said the U.S. may have a coronavirus vaccine available to the public ahead of the administration's goal of the end of the year or early 2021. "We're balancing speed and safety and we're on pace to have a vaccine available this year, maybe far in advance of the end of the year," he said. He mentioned vaccine candidates from drug companies Pfizer and Moderna, which both began late-stage trials for their leading vaccine candidates last week. © Provided by CNBC U.S. President Donald...
    U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 3, 2020 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer | Getty Images President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. may have a coronavirus vaccine available to the public ahead of the administration's goal of the end of the year or early 2021. "We're balancing speed and safety and we're on pace to have a vaccine available this year, maybe far in advance of the end of the year," Trump said during a White House press briefing. "And we're mass-producing the most promising candidates in advance so that we're ready upon approval. We have our military lined up, it's logistics,...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the coronavirus is "not to be underestimated" and that the pandemic is far from over in an interview with U.S. News Monday. Fauci, the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, has been at the helm of the country's response to a novel virus that has infected nearly 4.7 million people and killed more than 155,000 in little over six months in the U.S. In an interview with Brian Kelly, editorial director and executive vice president at U.S. News, Fauci addressed school reopenings, the development of treatments for COVID-19 patients and the progress toward a vaccine. "It will end, guaranteed," Fauci...
    Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has been one of Donald Trump’s strongest media boosters since the very start of his presidency. But while the Trump administration claims it’s working at “warp speed” to produce a vaccine for COVID-19, she’s now saying that she doesn’t want to take it.  Appearing on a recent episode of the YouTube show London Real, Pirro expressed deep skepticism about the safety of a potential vaccine and indicated she would refuse to take it even though, at 69 years old, she is among the most vulnerable age group. Host Brian Rose told Pirro that he’s “just a little hesitant to put untested things in my body without knowing,” asking, “Is this just another thing we need...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. When Karen Tibbals of Washington, N.J. heard that more than 100,000 volunteers would be needed for late-stage clinical trials of four COVID-19 vaccines, she wanted to roll up her sleeves and get one of the experimental shots. Tibbals is 65 and has the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis, raising her risk of suffering severe complications of COVID-19. But she also brings a unique perspective to the race to develop a vaccine: Tibbals is a retired pharmaceutical marketing executive who saw the clinical trial process up close during stints at Novartis NVS, -2.48% and Merck. MRK, +1.58% Some of the coronavirus vaccines entail delivering bits of genetic material from the virus to prompt the...
    I spend a lot of time, as I’m guessing you may too, thinking about how we’re ever going to get out of this. Here’s a best-case scenario: Joe Biden gets elected and becomes president on Jan. 20. So we finally have a president who actually takes science seriously and doesn’t think he’s smarter than all the virologists. The virus is still spreading, people are still dying. There’s a vaccine coming, but we’re not sure yet how well it works. President Biden imposes a two-month lockdown, and the Democratic Congress passes enough money to keep the economy afloat. But: Roughly 35 percent of the country refuses to go along. They’re told by their “news” sources that Biden is a Marxist, the...
            by Andrew Trunsky  Researchers, governments and pharmaceutical companies worldwide have been working rapidly to develop an effective vaccine against coronavirus, which has infected over 4.5 million and killed over 150,000 people in the United States alone. Testing has advanced quickly and there’s optimism that a vaccine will be developed before 2021. But there are also concerns that a vaccine won’t be sufficiently stockpiled or efficiently distributed. There’s additional worry that the growing distrust in vaccines will result in large numbers refusing the injection, making it less beneficial. Vaccine development has progressed fast since coronavirus’ genetic code was first discovered and shared around the world on Jan. 10. Just two months later, the National Institutes of...
    By Thomas Curwen Nearly $6 billion has been allocated. Clinical trials are entering a crucial third phase, and Operation Warp Speed is getting closer to the goal of delivering 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by January. But when Americans line up for their immunizations, the vaccine they receive might not be what they expect. The popular notion of a vaccine _ a shot in the arm that prevents diseases such as measles, polio or shingles for years or a lifetime _ may not apply. Under recently released federal guidelines, a COVID-19 vaccine can be authorized for use if it is safe and proves effective in as few as 50% of those who receive it. And “effective” doesn’t necessarily...
    California has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases as the death toll in the US tops 1,000 for the fifth day in a row.  The state of California has set multiple milestones amid the pandemic throughout the month of July.  As of Saturday, California has recorded 500,130 cases. The state's health department also reported an additional 219 deaths, which set a new record for the number of deaths reported in a single day.  That record was last broken on Wednesday when California recorded 176 deaths. The state has a total of 9,224 deaths.  California (testing site in Los Angeles) has become the first state to pass 500,000 coronavirus cases Meanwhile, deaths from the coronavirus in the US...
    With all the buzz around the coronavirus vaccine, who decides who gets the treatment first? Over 160 vaccine candidates are currently in development around the world. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is currently working out who will have access to the vaccine when it is released. Researchers are hoping to have the vaccine available by the end of the year. Per the New York Times, the CDC is working on a ranking system that would include crucial security and medical professionals first, followed by essential workers and those at higher risk for the disease. With this plan, elderly citizens would get the vaccine before children, those with underlying conditions would ahead of those without those conditions. The scheduling...
    TikTok : The UN proposes temporary basic income for the poorest victims in the midst of the pandemic. The Trump campaign launches ads in favor of Goya Foods. How are sustained erections related to the coronavirus? This is what you should know to start the day. Truth first. The obstacles to distributing a vaccine When a vaccine is finally approved, not everyone can get it right away. That establishes the difficult task of deciding, in the midst of a lethal pandemic, who is most vulnerable to the disease and who is most essential for them to receive the vaccine quickly. Also: Who will get the covid-19 vaccine first? UN proposes temporary basic income It is a “viable...
    U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies' Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020.Carlos Barria | Reuters The hunt is on for a vaccine for Covid-19, which has killed more than 600,000 people. The current frontrunners include an mRNA vaccine from Moderna; a candidate vaccine from AstraZeneca and Oxford University; a Chinese vaccine from the military and biotech company CanSigo Biologisc; and an mRNA-based vaccine from German company BioNTech and Pfizer. While a candidate could be approved this year, it remains to be seen whether the vaccine will confer temporary or long-term...
            by Robert Romano  The U.S. economy contracted a record-setting, inflation-adjusted, annualized 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020 according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis as tens of millions of Americans waited out the Chinese coronavirus in their homes, not venturing out much except for work and needed supplies. The second quarter comprises of April, May and June, when in Bureau of Labor Statistics’ household survey 25 million jobs were lost by April and then 8.8 million came back in May and June as states slowly began reopening. It was by far the worst quarter in American history including the Great Depression, and gives you an idea of what a catastrophe the pandemic has...
    European Comission has reached a principle of agreement Sanofi to ensure the purchase of 300 million doses of a future “safe and effective” vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the French pharmaceutical group, the community institution has reported. “data-reactid =” 17 “> The European Commission has arrived to a principle of Sanofi agreement to ensure the purchase of 300 million doses of a future “safe and effective” vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the French pharmaceutical group, the community institution has reported. Specifically, Brussels has finalized “exploratory talks” with Sanofi that will result in an Advance Purchase Agreement once the pharmaceutical group manages to develop an effective vaccine against the disease. When this happens, the European Commission will enjoy a “contractual...
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    Trump planning for U.S. rollout of coronavirus vaccine falling short, officials warn CCTV Script 29/07/20 Pharma giant Merck raises 2020 outlook, saying the worst of the coronavirus impact is behind it Merck is working to develop two separate vaccines and an oral antiviral drug to fight Covid-19.  Executives from the company will detail results on an earnings call with analysts at 8:00 a.m. ET Friday. © Provided by CNBC Pharmaceutical giant Merck beat Wall Street expectations in the second quarter and raised its overall earnings guidance for the year, saying Friday that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind it.  Load Error The company, which is racing to develop two potential vaccines as well as a treatment to...
    (CNN)Without a national effort to adhere to preventative measures, the nation's top infectious disease doctor said, it will be impossible to predict how much longer the Covid-19 pandemic will last in the United States.The US is seeing a resurgence of coronavirus infections after states began reopening their economies, with the number of cases now at more than 4.4 million and the death toll at 152,070, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation increased its forecast to 219,864 total deaths by November, in part because the nation continues to debate measures like wearing masks and social distancing."The thing we need to do is we need to pull out all the stops to get it...
    (CNN)The head of the government's effort to develop a vaccine against Covid-19 says he expects the vaccine to have efficacy rates "in the 90%" range -- but that there might not be enough vaccine available for all Americans until the end of next year. "I think it will be a very effective vaccine. That's my prediction," said Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser of Operation Warp Speed. "My personal opinion based on my experience and the biology of this virus, I think this vaccine is going to be highly efficacious. I wouldn't be surprised if it's in the 90% [range]." Georgia news anchor receives first shot in US Phase 3 trial of a Covid vaccine: I never thought that Id...
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY > Stocks plummet on worst GDP data on record, increase in unemployment  > US death rate continues to rise with roughly one fatality for every minute of the day  > Johnson & Johnson starts human study of COVID-19 vaccine after promising monkey data > Former GOP presidential candidate Herman CainHerman CainHerman Cain undergoing oxygen treatment in hospital after coronavirus diagnosis On The Money: Mnuchin says GOP has 'fundamental' deal on T coronavirus relief package | Inside the GOP stimulus proposal | Weekly jobless claims rise to 1.4 million Romney will oppose Trump Fed nominee who backed gold standard MORE dies of coronavirus complications > Fauci says eye protection can help prevent spread of coronavirus;...
    Trump made the statement during a visit he made in Texas. Photo: JIM LO SCALZO / EFE During a visit to West Texas, President Donald Trump hinted that a second round of stimulus checks could exceed the first one delivered, according to information from Fox 8. Trump flew to Texas to raise funds and visit an oil rig, where he spoke to a crowd of executives and energy workers. During the visit, Trump gave an interview where he spoke of a second round of stimulus checks, among other topics. When asked if a direct payment of $ 1,200 was enough, Trump said: “Let’s see that it can actually be higher than that (the check)“ “I would...
    In Washington and on Wall Street, hopes for full social and economic recovery from the pandemic now hinge on the development of a coronavirus vaccine. With several large ongoing clinical trials and more than 165 vaccine candidates in development, chances are good that one will eventually prove to be effective. Getting to a successful Phase 3 trial — which would show a vaccine’s safety and efficacy — would be a scientific triumph, but that would not be the end of the road. A vaccine is ultimately only as effective as its distribution and use by the population to establish the herd immunity needed for society to move on from this pandemic. The United States’ largely uncoordinated and haphazard response to...
    (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) The United States COVID-19 deaths topped 150,000 on Wednesday, the highest in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.   Brazil and Great Britain reportedly rank 2nd and 3rd in coronavirus related deaths.  As of July 23, there are 4 million confirmed infections in the U.S, USA Today reports. California, Texas and Florida saw record-breaking death tolls this week, while Tennessee and Arkansas set records for both deaths and news cases.  Read More: NBA player Michael Porter Jr. says that COVID-19 is being used for ‘population control’ The first known COVID-19 death in America was Feb. 6. Health experts predict the death count could reach 200,000 in less than two months.  The increase...
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY > GOP under mounting pressure to strike virus deal quickly  > Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertGOP's Gohmert introduces resolution that would ban the Democratic Party Gaetz says Cheney should be removed or step down as GOP leader Conservatives clash with Cheney over her support for Fauci, Massie primary challenger MORE tests positive for coronavirus > Russia claims it’s on track to approve COVID-19 vaccine by mid-August  > Schumer: Trump should want COVID-19 deal to help GOP election chances > Teachers may stage ‘safety strikes’ if forced into unsafe schools, union leader says  > Philadelphia schools will be virtual until at least November > Coronavirus outbreak in Major League Baseball casts doubt over other...
    Trump walks out of a coronavirus briefing at which he once again urged schools and businesses to reopen. In this coronavirus briefing on Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump once again spoke about how, when a vaccine is available, it will be rushed to the American public by the military. “Logistically we’re using our military, our great military group of people,” said Trump. “Their whole life is based around logistics and bringing things to and from locations, and they’ll be able to take care of this locationally and bringing it where it has to go very, very quickly. They’re all mobilized. It’s been fully set up. A very, very talented general is in charge.” This wasn’t the first time Trump has announced...
    THE UK government has struck a deal with pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur for a new coronavirus vaccine. The deal gives the UK early access to 60 million doses. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3The UK government has invested in 60 million doses of a new vaccine candidateCredit: Hartmut Boesener What is the new coronavirus vaccine? The new vaccine being developed by GSK and Sanofi is based on the DNA of the virus. It takes recombinant protein-based technology used to produce the seasonal flu vaccine, which is then combined with GSK's established pandemic adjuvant technology. Sanofi has said that regulatory approval could be achieved by the first half of 2021 if...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci’s new normal is less normal than anyone’s during this year of the coronavirus. As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases—and perhaps the most widely trusted voice on the White House Coronavirus Task Force—he has been revered and reviled, sometimes by his own boss, President Donald Trump, the sixth president he has served under. Just in the past seven days, he threw out the first pitch of the baseball season and was featured on a Topps baseball card. A vaccine that his lab helped develop went into a Phase III trial, the last stage of human clinical testing. And Trump attacked him again, retweeting a charge that the meticulously honest Fauci serially “misled...
    The first Phase 3 clinical trial for the coronavirus vaccine started in the United States on July 27. Moderna, a pharmaceutical company, is working with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop the vaccine. 30,000 adult volunteers are expected in the trial, which was be presented at 100 research sites across the United States. Volunteers receive either a vaccine or a placebo injected at two points 28 days apart. Phase 3 includes testing the vaccine for efficacy and safety, after Phase 2 that includes people with characteristics that need the drugs and Phase 1 studies a smaller cohort of people. Each Phase follows a successful previous phase. Results from Phase 1 indicated an immune response...
    (CNN)Students returning to school in the fall will likely teach the nation even more about the unknowns of Covid-19, the United States' top infectious disease doctor said.With schools closed since March and April -- as coronavirus cases soared to more than 4.3 million and deaths climbed to 149,256, according to data from Johns Hopkins University -- a knowledge gap has persisted around how young children experience and spread the virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Tuesday.Coronavirus means many school bus riders could be left with no seat"We don't know the full impact," Fauci said during a discussion with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. "We don't have the...
    (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Brink of large coronavirus outbreak Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak and urged people to stay indoors as strict new measures to curb the spread took effect on Wednesday. The new regulations ban gatherings of more than two people, close dining in restaurants and make the wearing of face masks mandatory in public places, including outdoors. These are the toughest measures introduced in the city since the outbreak. The government has also tightened testing and quarantine arrangements for sea and air crew members. The measures will be in place for at least seven days. Aged care home...
    A show chronicling the race to develop a vaccine for the deadly Covid-19 is being developed, with filmmaker Adam McKay on board as a producer. HBO has optioned rights to Brendan Borrell’s book “The First Shot”, with an aim to create a limited series, reports variety.com. Leonardo DiCaprio, Barry Jenkins on Board for Netflix’s Film Adaptation of Virunga Documentary The book tells the story of the global coronavirus vaccine race, following the companies and individuals involved, the science that it is based on, and the challenges playing out around politics, access, and safety. Percy Jackson Author Rick Riordan Slams the Film Adaptation by Calling It a ‘Mess’ (Read Tweet) McKay will executive produce along with Todd Schulman. Borrell will also...
    President Donald Trump said at Tuesday’s coronavirus press briefing that the United States military is already “mobilized” across the country to distribute coronavirus vaccine doses as soon as a candidate is approved for public use. The president said during an interview with Maria Bartiromo back in May that he hoped to have the military distribute a viable vaccine candidate, but he has not publicly spoken on the subject since that time. (RELATED: Trump Says Two Coronavirus Vaccines Are Beginning Phase 3 Trials — Touts Another Gov Contract To Expedite Dose Production) US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via...
    Libertarian: The Vaccine Race on the End Line Cause’s Ronald Bailey studies some excellent news: “The biotechnology firm Moderna simply launched the primary Part Three medical trial of a coronavirus vaccine” that may “take a look at for efficacy and security” after a Part One trial that “induced an immune response” in each volunteer. Moderna’s success rests on “novel expertise that makes use of messenger RNA” to mobilize a recipient’s immune system towards the virus. “If all goes nicely, the corporate might ship 100 million doses by early fall,” and Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Novavax additionally plan to start Part Three trials quickly. Such promising indicators are solely potential as a result of the Meals and Drug Administration briefly put...
    Libertarian: The Vaccine Race at the Finish Line Reason’s Ronald Bailey reports some good news: “The biotechnology company Moderna just launched the first Phase Three clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine” that will “test for efficacy and safety” after a Phase One trial that “induced an immune response” in every volunteer. Moderna’s success rests on “novel technology that uses messenger RNA” to mobilize a recipient’s immune system against the virus. “If all goes well, the company could deliver 100 million doses by early fall,” and Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Novavax also plan to begin Phase Three trials soon. Such promising signs are only possible because the Food and Drug Administration temporarily set aside burdensome regulations, perhaps saving “hundreds of thousands of...
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    Steve Clemons: Welcome to The Hill’s Coronavirus Report. I'm Steve Clemons, editor-at-large of The Hill. Each day we are interviewing consequential leaders and innovators in the battle against the coronavirus. The global race to a vaccine to fight and neutralize SARS-Cov-2 virus is right at the top of the list of national security priorities for nations all around the world. That race is not only happening here in America, but global organizations such as the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, is helping to fund innovative approaches internationally. In the second edition of the Coronavirus Report, we had an intense discussion with Luc Debruyne, one of those who helped establish and now advises CEPI. The Gates Foundation has also...
    (CNN)Drug giant Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have begun an advanced trial of one of their experimental coronavirus vaccines in volunteers in the United States.The first four participants were dosed Monday at the University of Rochester Medical Center, a spokesman there said. The combined Phase 2/3 trial, which looks for safety, efficacy and optimal dosing of a vaccine or drug, will include up to 30,000 participants.It was the second advanced trial of a coronavirus vaccine to get under way in the United States Monday. Earlier Monday, Moderna started a Phase 3 trial in the United States of its experimental vaccine. Pfizer's vaccine is different, but also uses an experimental approach that employs genetic material to stimulate an immune response against...
    (CNN)As scientists race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, thousands of people have expressed their interest in participating in clinical trials that would expose them to the virus. Many of these people are eager to help in the name of saving lives and willing to take on any potential risks. But should they be so eager to participate?Usually, vaccines are developed over the course of several stages, starting with testing in petri dishes and animals. The small fraction of these that show some promise then enter several phases of human trials, where researchers administer the vaccine to an increasing number of people while monitoring the dosage and assessing side effects and efficacy. In Phase 3 (the last phase before FDA approval),...
    President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been controversial, with backers saying hes performed admirably in an uprecedented crisis, but critics forcing him to defend a response theyve called slow and muddled.  Now he’s hoping to get credit for his administration’s aggressive push for a vaccine -– and crossing his fingers that one gets approved before Election Day. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visited vaccine development sites on Monday, marking the beginning of the largest COVID-19 vaccine research trial yet. Their trips to North Carolina and Florida, respectively, come as the White House is grappling with its most prominent virus case since the crisis began and a nationwide spike in the outbreak that threatens to undermine an...
    President Donald Trump wore a mask Monday when he toured a factory in North Carolina working on a vaccine for the coronavirus.  The president's tour only lasted a few minutes but it marked the second time he was seen in public with a face covering - a notable change in policy for Trump, who previously called wearing one a personal choice. Trump was in North Carolina for a short trip to receive a briefing on the pandemic, giving him a chance for an update on the virus while visiting a state crucial to his 2020 re-election bid. President Trump wore a face mask and socially distanced from Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies CEO Martin Meeson during a tour of the Bioprocess Innovation Center ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic put his political fate in grave jeopardy. Now he’s hoping to get credit for his administration’s aggressive push for a vaccine -– and crossing his fingers that one gets approved before Election Day. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were both visiting vaccine development sites on Monday, marking the beginning of the largest vaccine research trial yet. Their trips to North Carolina and Florida, respectively, come as the White House is grappling with its most prominent virus case since the crisis begin and a nationwide spike in the virus. “We’re doing well on vaccines, we’re doing well on therapeutics. And now I’m heading to North Carolina to look exactly...
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    Being vaccinated against pneumonia could significantly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. In a study being presented at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Monday - held virtually this year - Duke University scientists looked at the medical records of people aged 65 and older. They found that receiving the pneumonia immunization before age 75 lowered the risk of the age-related brain disease by about one-third. What's more, for those who didn't have any genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's or dementia, the jab decreased the risk by up to 40 percent.  A new study from Duke University found that receiving the pneumonia vaccine reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's by 25% to 30% and...
    A coronavirus vaccine won’t mean the immediate end of face masks and social distancing, a top scientist in the field warns. As Business Insider reported, Maria Elena Bottazzi, a vaccine developer at Baylor College of Medicine, says that a vaccine won’t be the magic bullet that people seem to be hoping for. “[People] automatically are going to say, ‘oh great, I’m just going to get my little vaccine, and I can go back and do exactly the things I was doing last year.’ That is absolutely not true,” she said. The problem is that immunizations are rarely 100 percent effective against a disease in 100 percent of recipients. So-called “sterilizing immunity” is rare among vaccines; indeed, the second-best-case scenario is...
    Getting a flu jab could slash the risk of middle-aged people suffering a heart attack or stroke, a study has found. Vaccinated over-50s were 28 per cent less likely to have a heart attack and faced a 47 per cent lower chance of a mini-stroke.  Scientists called the results — based on data from 7million people — 'staggering' and said they shine a light on how beneficial the flu jab can be. It protects against falling sick with the flu but also the life-threatening complications that come with it. Being infected with influenza can put the body under an immense amount of stress, which in rare cases may lead to heart attacks and strokes. But many people are unaware of...
    The Trump administration is pushing for a coronavirus vaccine as quickly as possible, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday. “We continue aggressively to work on contracting to bring monoclonal antibodies and convalescent plasma to people as additional therapies on top of the Remdesivir that President Trump has already gotten us and steroid treatments for people who with lung disease,” Azar told "Fox & Friends." Azar said that he and Trump will travel to the Research Triangle in North Carolina on Monday. “He’s going to get to see one of the five vaccines that we have invested in. Get to see how those are manufactured -- it’s incredibly complex. I’m excited to go with him,” Azar said. MODERNA GETS FURTHER $472M...
    When U.S. scientists launch the first large-scale clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines this summer, Antonio Cisneros wants to make sure people like him are included.Cisneros, who is 34 and Hispanic, is part of the first wave of an expected 1.5 million volunteers willing to get the shots to help determine whether leading vaccine candidates can thwart the virus that sparked a deadly pandemic.“If I am asked to participate, I will,” said Cisneros, a Los Angeles cinematographer who has signed up for two large vaccine trial registries. “It seems part of our duty.”It will take more than duty, howeve… Read More
    THE LARGEST Covid-19 vaccine study in the world is underway in the US with experts claiming a jab could be available by the end of the year. The experimental vaccine has been developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna and over 30,000 volunteers are set to receive it. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Experts say a vaccine could be ready by the end of the year It comes just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that a vaccine for Covid-19 would not be ready by the end of 2020. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO's emergencies programme, said the first use of a Covid-19 jab cannot be expected until early 2021....
    F1 2020 Lewis has stated in his networks: “I am not a vaccine” Lewis Hamilton. EFE Once again, Lewis Hamilton is in the crosshairs of controversy. Today, the six-time world champion of F1, has shared in your account Instagram a video posted by King bach, in which it appears Bill gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, and talks about the financing that Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have provided laboratories for research on the covid-19 vaccine. In the images, Gates It denies the side effects that the vaccine may have, shows its concern about the pandemic and even denies having embedded microchips to collect information from the world population. Bill gates He owns the largest private charitable foundation in...
    Cases are "plateauing" instead of surging in coronavirus hot zones in states including California and Texas, likely because residents are wearing face masks and social distancing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday. "While Dr. [Deborah] Birx says we're seeing signs of plateauing, we're not out of the woods yet," Azar told "Fox & Friends." "We think it's due to the fact that people are actually wearing their masks ... They're social distancing." DC MAYOR SAYS TRAVELERS FROM 27 STATES MUST QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL "The governors have closed some of these bars where you just can't keep socially distant, and you're not going to wear a face covering," Azar said. The next several months will be crucial because the...
    Carla Esparza happy to show her toughness at UFC on ESPN 14, says rewards – and respect – will come Live Science podcast Lifes Little Mysteries 43: Mysterious Evolution 5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday 1. Wall Street to bounce after two session decline Dow futures were pointing to a nearly 100 point gain at Monday's open as White House officials signal what Republicans are willing to accept in a new coronavirus relief bill. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed lower for the second straight session Friday, breaking a three-week winning streak. The busiest week of earnings season gets off to a slow start with Hasbro leading quarterly financial reports before the bell Monday. The government...
    Medical syringe is seen with Moderna company logo displayed on a screen in the background in this illustration photo taken in Poland on June 12, 2020.Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images The world's biggest Covid-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There's still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, will really protect. The needed proof: Volunteers won't know if they're getting the real shot or a dummy version. After two doses, scientists will closely track which group experiences more infections as they...
    Imagine the day when we can turn back the clock — and rediscover a life of random hugs, music festivals, busy streets, crowded campuses and a powerful economy. This past week’s vaccine news gives us reason to hope. Scientists are increasingly optimistic that COVID-19 will someday join the ranks of smallpox, yellow fever, polio, mumps, measles and other near-vanquished diseases. What will it take to get there? The challenges — in science, manufacturing, distribution and citizen participation — are formidable. Vaccines, alone, don’t save people; vaccinations do. To make this nightmare truly go away, forever, we need to inoculate nearly 330 million Americans and, ultimately, all 7.6 billion people on the planet. “This is an unprecedented time in the history...
    Savannah, Georgia (CNN)The first Phase 3 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States began Monday. The US has a fourth of global Covid-19 cases but some local leaders say they wont enforce mask mandatesThe investigational vaccine was developed by the biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The trial is to be conducted at nearly 100 US research sites, according to Moderna. The first patient was dosed at a site in Savannah, Georgia.The trial is expected to enroll about 30,000 adult volunteers and evaluates the safety of the Moderna/NIH vaccine and whether it can prevent symptomatic Covid-19 after two doses, among other outcomes. Volunteers will...
    São Paulo (CNN)In the corner of a COVID-19 ward in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a woman cleaning the mouth of an intubated patient carries an extraordinary hope for pretty much all of us. Slipping a mouthwash-soaked brush into an elderly woman's mouth, at great personal daily risk, dentist Denise Abranches has something more than courage in her veins.Abranches was the first of an expected 5,000 Brazilian key workers in the healthcare system to receive a trial coronavirus vaccine from Oxford University and multinational drugmaker AstraZeneca, along with volunteers in the UK and South Africa.Across the city, frontline medics like her have enrolled in a Phase 3 test of the vaccine's efficacy as they battle the pandemic, which has infected more than...
    The US government will provide up to an additional 472 million dollars (403 million euros), in addition to the 483 million (412 million euros) already announced to support the development of the vaccine against the coronavirus. Massive tests The vaccine developed by the American company Moderna to fight against coronavirus must enter Monday in the last phase of his clinical test. The US government then decided to strengthen its financial support for the project. According to the company’s statement on Sunday, United States doubled their financial investment to reach $ 1 billion in total. Indeed, the US government has decided to provide up to 472 million additional dollars (403 million euros), in addition to the 483 million (412 million euros)...
    (CNN)The US has a fourth of global coronavirus cases and as officials work to slow its rampant spread, face coverings remain a point of contention as some local authorities are declining to enforce mandates.Police in Miami, Florida -- what experts call the country's coronavirus epicenter -- issued more than 300 citations in 10 days to individuals and businesses that aren't abiding by the local mask order. "The growth rate (of cases) has shown flattening since we implemented the masks in public rule and we're following the advice of our health care professionals and our hospital administrators who are telling us that what we have to do now is focus on enforcement," Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told CNN Sunday. "We created...
    Alex Henderson July 26, 2020 11:13PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. President Donald Trump's painfully inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic has been crushing him in recent election polls: one poll after another has shown him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee — some of them by double digits. But Politico reporter Adam Cancryn, in an article published on July 22, wonders if perhaps there will be enough progress on a COVID-19 vaccine for Trump to enjoy an "October surprise" that saves his reelection campaign and helps him win a second term. The World Health Organization's Mike Ryan has said that although "good progress" is being made, it will probably be early 2021 before COVID-19...
    RAPS is currently tracking the development of no fewer than 42 potential vaccines for COVID-19, but even that is barely half the number of vaccines that have already been announced. There’s no doubt that some of those announcements were little more than opportunities to gain a quick PR boost for companies, universities, and countries that have no real intention of investing the resources necessary to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. Even among those being tracked, 20 are still no further along than the “pre-clinical” stage and have not entered human trials. Still, there are 14 vaccines that are at least in Phase 2 or later, where they’re being tested for both safety and efficacy. Some of these you’ve definitely heard about on the...
    Imagine the day when we can turn back the clock — and rediscover a life of random hugs, music festivals, busy streets, crowded campuses and a powerful economy. This past week’s vaccine news gives us reason to hope. Scientists are increasingly optimistic that COVID-19 will someday join the ranks of smallpox, yellow fever, polio, mumps, measles and other near-vanquished diseases. What will it take to get there? The challenges — in science, manufacturing, distribution and citizen participation — are formidable. Vaccines, alone, don’t save people; vaccinations do. To make this nightmare truly go away, forever, we need to inoculate nearly 330 million Americans and, ultimately, all 7.6 billion people on the planet. “This is an unprecedented time in the history...
    On January 8th, I asked The News Brig’s science team to keep an eye on early reports of a new virus that had recently emerged in China. When I dropped an article about that new virus from The Washington Post in Slack, someone joked that 2020 was off to a strong start, clearly jinxing the entire year for the rest of humanity. Whoops. Jokes aside, this past decade, year, six and a half months has featured a disturbing flood of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news. More than half a year in and not only do we still not know when this will all end, we’re also seeing a tsunami of new cases in the US and record-high...
    (CNN)Much of the world has pinned its hopes on a vaccine as a way out of the Covid-19 pandemic that has infected more than 15 million and killed more than 630,000 people globally.The World Health Organization says there are 25 potential coronavirus vaccines in clinical trials internationally.Here in the United States, the government has put its money behind several different vaccine candidates through Operation Warp Speed. Even once a vaccine gets approved, big hurdles remain for distributionOne of those vaccines is being developed by the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in partnership with the biotechnology company Moderna. The vaccine is expected to enter Phase 3 testing next week....
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    The nation's top infectious disease expert says that life may return to normal in 2021, as long as there is a coronavirus vaccine.  Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's David Axelrod that he's very hopeful about having million of doses of an inoculation by early next year. 'The timetable you suggested of getting into 2021, well into the year, then I can think with a successful vaccine - if we could vaccinate the overwhelming majority of the population - we could start talking about real normality again,' Fauci said on Thursday. 'But it is going to be a gradual process.' His comments come as the US surpassed four million cases, more...
    Months into the coronavirus pandemic, pediatricians are still worried about a slowdown in childhood vaccinations in the U.S. In mid-March, as President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency and states implemented stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidance, non-emergency health care ground largely to a halt, including for children. A federal report indicated routine child vaccinations plummeted through at least mid-April, and while medical visits for some specialties had rebounded relatively well as of late June, pediatric appointments remained far below normal, according to an analysis from The Commonwealth Fund. The slow rebound for children's health care raises concerns about the health of young kids as well as maintaining herd immunity for diseases like measles, which rely on the vast...
    THE time for the annual flu vaccinations is not so far away. They take place before the outbreak so it has time to take effect. 3The annual flu jab will start in the autumnCredit: PA:Press Association When do flu jabs start in the UK? The annual flu vaccinations start in late September and early October. The NHS says the best time to have the injection is in the autumn, ideally in early October or November. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you're otherwise healthy, it'll usually clear up on its own within a week. Although for certain groups of people it can be much more severe and can lead to pneumonia. What does a flu jab do? Studies have shown that the flu vaccine...
    During a speech on the WHO’s Twitter account, the organization’s director of emergency programs, Dr Michael Ryan, spoke about when people could be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vaccine available from the first half of 2021 at best Michael Ryan said during his speech on the ’Twitter accountWorld Health Organization, Wednesday July 22, that the population would begin to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus from the first half of 2021, at the earliest. He spoke of the advances in research and development of the drug, but noted the need to be realistic about lead times. “Vaccines … are for everyone” The director of emergency programs atWHO also specified that the international institution would ensure that the future vaccine is accessible...
    VIDEO1:5801:58Jim Cramer says Johnson & Johnson has the best stock of companies developing coronavirus vaccineMad Money with Jim Cramer CNBC's Jim Cramer on Thursday helped investors make sense of the crowded race for a coronavirus vaccine, breaking down which of the competitors have stocks worthy of being bought.  Emphasizing the importance of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19, the "Mad Money" host said the show took a survey of 92 drug analysts and public health officials to better understand where things stand — and where they may go.  "Our fate is in the hands of a few dozen companies with a dizzying array of clinical trials, and whoever gets there first is going to make a lot of money for shareholders," Cramer said.Oxford...
    Mexico City (CNN)Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced a $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for Covid-19 vaccine access during a virtual gathering with his Latin American counterparts on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry."China's Foreign Minister said that the vaccine developed in his country will be a public benefit of universal access, and that his country will designate a loan of $1 billion to support access [to the vaccine] for the nations of the region," the statement said.During a daily briefing on Thursday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador thanked China after the loan announcement."We're very grateful to China, with the Chinese government, the President -- you remember I had...
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) reacted to the State Department ordering China to close its consulate in Houston, TX, in response to the FBI determining it was a hot spot of the Asian superpower spying on the United States. According to McCaul, Houston is “the epicenter of China’s espionage.” He also said China has been “actively trying to steal” COVID-19 vaccine research from the Texas Medical Center so they can claim a working vaccine as their own. “It’s really the epicenter of China’s espionage in terms of stealing our biomedical research,” McCaul told host Bret Baier. “We had three scientists at MD Anderson that were fired due to allegations of espionage. We also have...
    The key tool to relax containment measures and return to a state as close to normal as possible is a covid-19 vaccine. How far have those efforts gone? Which vaccines have advanced the most in their development process? And when will they be available to immunize the population and protect it from SARS-CoV-2? BBC Mundo reviews the most important advances. Presentational gray line shorts More Before looking at each one in more detail, let’s briefly recall what path a vaccine takes until it is approved. This means that, although a vaccine against covid-19 shows great promise in terms of safety and the immune response it generates in the early stages, it cannot be known whether it will help prevent...
    President Donald Trump’s painfully inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic has been crushing him in recent election polls: one poll after another has shown him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee — some of them by double digits. But Politico reporter Adam Cancryn, in an article published on July 22, wonders if perhaps there will be enough progress on a COVID-19 vaccine for Trump to enjoy an “October surprise” that saves his reelection campaign and helps him win a second term. The World Health Organization’s Mike Ryan has said that although “good progress” is being made, it will probably be early 2021 before COVID-19 vaccines start to become available. And Cancryn notes that “Trump’s bet that...
    All Blacks legend Fitzpatrick joins Scarlets as non-executive director Tata Harper Is Having a Birthday Sale—And Everything Is 25% Off The economy is in deep trouble again. Coronavirus is to blame Restaurant reservations are waning. The rebound in air travel is leveling off. And foot traffic at stores is dwindling once again. There is mounting evidence that America's fragile economic recovery is already stalling as the number of coronavirus infections and deaths spike. © Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images The baggage claim area is virtually empty at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Air travel is down as estimated 94 percent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, causing U.S. airlines to take a major...
    (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – In the past two weeks, the US recorded more than 915,000 new cases of coronavirus — that’s more than the cases reported across the country for the entire month of June. The staggering number signals the US is still far from containing the virus, which is running rampant across American communities, overwhelming hospitals and testing labs. The spread has promised a bleak outlook for the months ahead, according to both health officials and the President. And experts have highlighted the actual number of infections is likely much higher than the reported cases. That comes as some US leaders have now admitted parts of the country reopened too soon. And as they did, residents were too quick to jump...
    By Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - The U.S. government has set a benchmark for COVID-19 vaccine pricing in a $2 billion deal announced on Wednesday with Pfizer Inc and German biotech BioNTech SE that will likely pressure other manufacturers to set similar prices, industry analysts told Reuters. The deal, which is contingent on an approvable product, secures enough vaccine to inoculate 50 million Americans for about $40 a person, or about the cost of annual flu shots, and is the first to provide a direct window into likely pricing of successful COVID-19 vaccines. It also allows for some drugmakers to profit from their efforts to protect people from the virus that has killed some 620,000 people worldwide, almost a quarter...
    Hopes for a coronavirus vaccine before Christmas have been dashed by a World Health Organization expert.  Mike Ryan, head of WHO's emergencies programme, said the first use of a Covid-19 vaccine cannot be expected until early 2021.  He noted that several vaccines are now in phase three trials and none have failed so far in terms of safety or ability to generate an immune response.   His comments come after Oxford University — one of the frontrunners in a race for a vaccine —  claimed there was still a chance it could deliver its experimental jab by Christmas if tests keep going according to plan.    One of the researchers working on the project had said that people in the most at-risk groups could get...
    Fall Without Football: NFL doing everything it can so COVID-19 doesnt cause a shutdown 20 facts about living in a van The economic recovery is already stalling. Blame the resurgence of coronavirus infections Restaurant reservations are waning. The rebound in air travel is leveling off. And foot traffic at stores is dwindling once again. There is mounting evidence that America's fragile economic recovery is already stalling as the number of coronavirus infections and deaths spike. © Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images The baggage claim area is virtually empty at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Air travel is down as estimated 94 percent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, causing U.S. airlines to take...
    Bill Gates has warned that any vaccine against coronavirus could take several doses to be effective, as he described 'serious mistakes' made by the Trump administration and said some schools may not be back to normal until the fall of 2021. The Microsoft founder, who now directs much of his time and energy to his global health foundation, said that the closure of schools was, after deaths, the 'biggest cost' of the pandemic. And, in an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS News, aired on Wednesday night, the Seattle-based billionaire was critical of Donald Trump's handling of the crisis. 'Some of the policies were a mistake,' said Gates.  Bill Gates appeared on CBS News on Wednesday evening to discuss...