vaccines

Coronavirus: Can We Trust Recent COVID Vaccine Successes?

Coronavirus: Can We Trust Recent COVID Vaccine Successes?

By Alexander Freund Finally, some good news — soon, frontrunning vaccine developers could submit applications for fast-tracked authorizations of their coronavirus vaccines. Three companies have reported early Phase III successes in the last several days. The latest team to release positive interim results is Swedish-British company AstraZeneca, developers of a viral vector vaccine, who published […]

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    Trump Denies CDC Director’s 2021 Timeline for Coronavirus Vaccine

    Trump Denies CDC Director’s 2021 Timeline for Coronavirus Vaccine

    Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), testified before the Senate health panel Wednesday and discussed a realistic timeline for a vaccine. While he said an initial vaccine for the novel coronavirus may be ready by November or December, the first batch will have an extremely limited supply […]

    Fauci Warns Pre-Pandemic Normalcy May Not Be Likely Until Late 2021

    Fauci Warns Pre-Pandemic Normalcy May Not Be Likely Until Late 2021

    By Jessica Corbett As the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States surpassed 6.43 million and the nation’s death toll topped 192,600, the federal government’s top infectious disease expert warned Friday that life likely won’t return to normal until sometime—perhaps late—in 2021. During a televised interview, MSNBC‘s Andrea Mitchell asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, […]

    COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Put on Hold Over Safety Concerns

    COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Put on Hold Over Safety Concerns

    One of the leading candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine has been stopped after a study participant had a serious adverse reaction that is suspected to have been caused by the vaccine, as STAT News reported. The vaccine from the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was in the late stages of a phase […]

    Sanders Rips Trump’s Push to Rush COVID Vaccine

    Sanders Rips Trump’s Push to Rush COVID Vaccine

    By Jake Johnson After President Donald Trump on Monday suggested a COVID-19 vaccine could be fully developed and put to market “before a very special day” — apparently referring to the Nov. 3 presidential election — Sen. Bernie Sanders warned that Trump’s ongoing politicization of the vaccine process threatens to undermine public trust and safety. […]

    CDC Tells States to Prepare for a Vaccine Before November Election

    CDC Tells States to Prepare for a Vaccine Before November Election

    The appearance that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking orders from political leaders grew stronger this week as the organization told states to prepare facilities for a coronavirus vaccine before November’s general election. The issue raised alarm for health experts who worry that a vaccine will be rolled out before its […]

    U.S. Refuses to Join Global Coronavirus Vaccine Efforts

    U.S. Refuses to Join Global Coronavirus Vaccine Efforts

    The U.S. has decided to stick to its isolationist strategy for developing, producing and distributing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it will not take part in the international efforts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to distribute a vaccine equally around the world, according to The […]