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This Is Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Is Going to Take Longer Than You Think

If you believe the hype, a COVID-19 vaccine is just weeks away. Experts say widespread vaccination could help bring the deadly pandemic to its knees, so let's hope a safe, effective vaccine emerges from clinical trials. But don't count on getting your shots just yet. Click here to know more.

By |2020-11-19T02:25:17+00:00November 19th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on This Is Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Is Going to Take Longer Than You Think

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U.S pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech said their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 among those without evidence of prior infection, according to data published Monday from their late-stage vaccine trial. “It is a great day for science,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Monday morning. [...]

By |2020-11-11T22:08:45+00:00November 11th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Pfizer-ceo-on-covid-vaccine-efficacy-it-is-a-great-day-for-humanity.html

U.S. Sets New Record; AstraZeneca Vax Delay; Autopsy Study Sheds Light

 As of 8:00 a.m. ET Thursday, the unofficial U.S. tally stood at 9,488,875 cases and 233,734 deaths -- up by 103,369 (another new record) and 1,096, respectively, in the past 24 hours. Click here to read more.

By |2020-11-09T16:05:42+00:00November 9th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on U.S. Sets New Record; AstraZeneca Vax Delay; Autopsy Study Sheds Light

Deliberately injecting volunteers with COVID to test vaccines ‘faster than large-scale trials’: Bioethics professor

New York University bioethics professor Dr. Arthur Caplan says human challenge studies whereby researchers inject volunteers with COVID-19 and then test the efficiency of vaccines, yields faster and more reliable data than large, traditional vaccine testing processes because they are controlling the environment. Click here to watch the video.

By |2020-11-03T16:27:43+00:00November 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Deliberately injecting volunteers with COVID to test vaccines ‘faster than large-scale trials’: Bioethics professor

Let’s Not Get Too Excited About Having a Vaccine Really Soon

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD Director, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY discusses the known COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and distribution considerations and the unknown timeline for public access. Click here to watch the video.

By |2020-11-03T16:22:53+00:00November 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Let’s Not Get Too Excited About Having a Vaccine Really Soon

Did Russia’s Most Influential Bioethicist Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Along with the announcement that his government had approved Sputnik V, the supposed Russian coronavirus vaccine, Vladimir Putin also indulged in a moment of paternal pride: Wanting to confirm his personal confidence in the vaccine, he mentioned that one of his daughters was among the early recipients. This raises a couple of intriguing questions: Which daughter [...]

By |2020-08-18T15:25:21+00:00August 18th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Did Russia’s Most Influential Bioethicist Get a Coronavirus Vaccine?

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. Learn more here. Article by Steve Almasy, Christina Maxouris and Holly Yan

By |2020-07-26T01:43:23+00:00July 26th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Pinning hopes on vaccine is not the right coronavirus strategy, expert says

Open Letter To Medical Students On The Road Ahead To Becoming Professional Physicians

Dr. Ira Bedzov, an Advisory Board Member of Global Bioethics Initiative, writes a letter for future physicians. Read more here. Letter published in Forbes

By |2020-07-16T17:54:49+00:00July 16th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Open Letter To Medical Students On The Road Ahead To Becoming Professional Physicians

Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born

The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies, say researchers. Learn more here. Article by James Gallagher

By |2020-07-16T17:52:19+00:00July 16th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born