Tag Archives: Vaccine

Gerry Harvey’s retail vaccine fears

Retail mogul Gerry Harvey fears consumers will avoid shopping at outlets where not all sales staff have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The Harvey Norman co-founder said he would be getting the “jab” when the vaccine was rolled out in Australia and he expected his top executives to follow suit. “Certainly, people like me will be… Read More »

‘Unexpected finding’ killed vaccine trial

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday it has terminated its $ 1 billion deal for the vaccine candidate being developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) and global biotech company CSL because trial participants were returning false-positive HIV test results. There were fears these results could undermine confidence in other vaccine candidates, so the… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: German firm says vaccine candidate can be stored in standard fridge

Coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S. topped record highs for the second day in a row on Wednesday, data shows.  The previous peak occurred in April when 59,940 patients were hospitalized with the virus. The U.S. has recorded over 241,000 deaths and nearly 10.4 million confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins… Read More »

Lost in the Pfizer press release that vaccine is 90% effective: ‘Percentage may vary’

Article content continued “I just want to see the evidence.” Canada has bought the rights to 20 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine. Ottawa, hedging its bets, has also signed pre-order agreements with Quebec-based Medicago, Moderna and other companies for up to 358 million doses of different vaccine candidates. A federal advisory committee has recommended those… Read More »

Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Coronavirus Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective

The drug maker Pfizer announced on Monday that an early analysis of its coronavirus vaccine trial suggested the vaccine was robustly effective in preventing Covid-19, a promising development as the world has waited anxiously for any positive news about a pandemic that has killed more than 1.2 million people. Pfizer, which developed the vaccine with… Read More »