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An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state — and how far the US lags behind its goal

[Business Insider, AP] The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday.The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far.The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020. […]

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United Airlines flying Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

[Fox News, iStock] The flights began Friday United Airlines Holdings Inc., reportedly began operating charter flights on Friday to better position Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for distribution once the inoculation is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. United will fly the chartered planes between Brussels International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport as part of the “first […]

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Moderna to charge $25-$37 for COVID-19 vaccine: CEO tells paper

[Fox News, Reuters] Moderna has said its experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel told German weekly Welt am Sonntag (WamS). “Our vaccine therefore costs about the same as a flu shot, which is between […]

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Moderna’s Cancer Vaccine Scores in a Clinical Trial

[The Motley Fool, Getty Images] Early-stage clinical trial results suggest adding mRNA-4157 to Keytruda can improve response rates. Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) announced encouraging results from a clinical trial with an experimental cancer vaccine. Treatment with the messenger RNA-based candidate, mRNA-4157, shrank tumors for five out of ten patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) when given […]

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First large-scale US Covid-19 vaccine trial reaches target enrollment of 30,000 participants

(CNN) Moderna, the first company to start US clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, on Thursday finished enrolling all 30,000 of its participants. All 30,000 have received their first shot, and most of them have also received the required second shot. The company’s president says it’s now on track to apply to the US Food […]

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South Korea flu jab: Investigation into 13 deaths after vaccine

[BBC NEWS, REUTERS] South Korean authorities have sought to reassure people as the number who have died after being vaccinated against seasonal influenza rose to 13. The doctor leading an inquiry into the deaths has said he does not believe the vaccine and fatalities are connected. But trust in the vaccine programme has been dented, […]

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NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

[CNN] (Kaiser Health News) The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case. “The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said […]

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Leading US drugmakers will sign a pact to produce a safe coronavirus vaccine amid concerns about shots being rushed to market before the presidential election

[Business Insider, Reuters] Two drug companies at the forefront of the US race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, Moderna and Pfizer, are expected to join a pledge that promises to put safety before speed.In an early draft obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the companies promise to only seek emergency FDA approval after final human trials show […]

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Here’s why it’s unlikely we’ll have a coronavirus vaccine by Election Day

(CNN) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking states to get ready to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by as early as next month. The CEO of Pfizer says he thinks it’s possible his company will have enough data to ask the US Food and Drug Administration for authorization by October. And officials […]

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US government slow to act as anti-vaxxers spread lies on social media about coronavirus vaccine

[CNN] While anti-vaxxers flood social media with lies about the upcoming coronavirus vaccine — that it contains monkey brains, that it’s a CIA plot to take over the world — the government’s multi-billion-dollar vaccine effort has yet to come up with a public education campaign to counteract that propaganda. “We are behind here,” said Dr. […]

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