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Johnson & Johnson Applies For Emergency Use Authorization For COVID-19 Vaccine

A third coronavirus vaccine candidate has requested emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Johnson & Johnson submitted its application Thursday for the company's single-dose inoculation. In a statement released Thursday, the company said if emergency use is granted, it aims to supply 100 million doses in the first half of 2021. Unlike Pfizer and [...]

By |2021-02-08T01:12:48+00:00February 8th, 2021|News-Letters|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Applies For Emergency Use Authorization For COVID-19 Vaccine

Love thy neighbour? Allocating vaccines in a world of competing obligations

Although a safe, effective, and licensed coronavirus vaccine does not yet exist, there is already controversy over how it ought to be allocated. Justice is clearly at stake, but it is unclear what justice requires in the international distribution of a scarce vaccine during a pandemic. Many are condemning ‘vaccine nationalism’ as an obstacle to [...]

By |2020-12-17T12:17:19+00:00December 17th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Love thy neighbour? Allocating vaccines in a world of competing obligations

Unsafe resistance against vaccines

The United States is awash in COVID-19: Nearly 15 million people are infected and more than 281,000 are dead. COVID-19 has now become America's leading cause of death. So the arrival of effective vaccines ought to be greeted with the kind of celebration associated with ticker tape parades. Nope. Click here to read more.

By |2020-12-12T15:20:11+00:00December 12th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Unsafe resistance against vaccines

Emergency Approval Of First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Complicate Search For The Best One

It takes a lot of paperwork to be a human test subject. COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteer Christian Ramers filled out multiple forms before his pen ran dry. He agreed to allowing his blood to be used for further COVID-19 study, authorized sharing of his health information and answered confidential questions from a clinician that also [...]

By |2020-12-03T16:11:30+00:00December 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Emergency Approval Of First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Complicate Search For The Best One

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