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Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

CDC sets its sights on November COVID-19 vaccine deliveries: report

With investigators recruiting participants for late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trials, officials are working behind the scenes at the federal, state and local levels to deliver the first doses by November 1, McClatchy reports. That timeline appears to be ahead of when the shots can definitively prove safety and efficacy.  Last week, CDC director Robert Redfield sent an “urgent”… Read More »

Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? It’s way trickier than you might think

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,… Read More »

Pinning hopes on vaccine is not the right coronavirus strategy, expert says

“Pinning all our hopes on a vaccine that works immediately is not the right strategy,” Dr. William Haseltine, a former professor at Harvard University’s medical and public health schools, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Haseltine said a broad public health strategy is a better way to contain the spread of the virus along with the help… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Emergent BioSolutions sign $87M deal to produce U.S. supply of COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca made waves last week when it signed a massive $ 750 million deal to ramp production of a University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine up to 2 billion doses per year. Now, as part of a Trump administration effort to get shots into U.S. hands as soon as possible, AstraZeneca has agreed to another major… Read More »