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One Year Into Pandemic, Biden Promises Vaccines for All U.S. Adults by May 1

FRIDAY, March 12, 2021 — During a speech reassuring Americans that the pandemic could be nearing its end in this country, President Joe Biden on Thursday promised that all U.S. adults will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by May 1. His remarks came on the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19… Read More »

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

Vaccines should end the pandemic, despite the variants, say experts

A Harvard immunologist said current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the pandemic, despite growing concerns that more infectious COVID-19 variants would severely blunt the effectiveness of the preventative treatments and set the nation back in its fight against the disease. Galit Alter, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Ragon… Read More »

FDA study finds fear and distrust among front-line workers and minority groups around COVID-19 vaccines

Powerful, illuminating and sobering—that’s the description from a research group summing up its initial listening sessions with front-line workers and minority groups about a vaccine. Tasked with tapping key audiences to learn their questions and concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine—and determine how the FDA might best respond—the nonprofit Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is currently in listening mode on… Read More »

California won’t allow virus vaccines without state approval

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California won’t allow any distribution of coronavirus vaccines in the nation’s most populous state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. Vaccinations for the pandemic “will move at the speed of trust,” said Newsom, a Democrat, and the state wants its own independent… Read More »

South Korea to provide coronavirus vaccines for 60% of population: report

South Korea announced Tuesday its plans of $ 146 million to secure coronavirus vaccines for 60% of its population, according to a report. Uncertainties over any potential vaccine’s “safety, efficacy and development” curbed investment, though authorities prefer vaccination of the whole population, Reuters wrote, citing comments from Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun at a cabinet meeting. According to… Read More »