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Covid: trial to study effect of immune system on reinfection

The immune response needed to protect people against reinfection with the coronavirus will be explored in a new human challenge trial, researchers have revealed. Read more here

By |2021-04-21T15:38:56+00:00April 21st, 2021|News-Articles|Comments Off on Covid: trial to study effect of immune system on reinfection

Merck’s Little Brown Pill Could Transform the Fight Against Covid

The story of what might become the next major breakthrough in Covid-19 treatment starts on a hotel hallway floor in January 2020, months before you were worried about the virus, weeks before you likely knew it existed. A scientist and a business executive were at a health-care conference in San Francisco, hatching a plan to [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:56:13+00:00April 12th, 2021|News-Articles|Comments Off on Merck’s Little Brown Pill Could Transform the Fight Against Covid

In “Challenge Trials,” Participants Put Their Bodies on the Line

Jimmy Bernot watched with interest as the nurse carefully transferred a small amount of liquid containing dozens of hookworm larvae onto a piece of gauze, and then placed it on his wrist. Bernot couldn’t see the larvae — at just about half a millimeter long, they are all but invisible — but he could soon feel [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:46:01+00:00April 12th, 2021|News-Articles|Comments Off on In “Challenge Trials,” Participants Put Their Bodies on the Line

CNN On GPS: Are vaccine passports inevitable? Fareed Zakaria

On GPS: Are vaccine passports inevitable? Fareed Zakaria, GPS NYU Professor of medical ethics Arthur Caplan joins Fareed to lay out the benefits and pitfalls of demanding proof of vaccination at borders. Source: CNN

By |2021-03-12T01:37:38+00:00March 12th, 2021|News-Articles|Comments Off on CNN On GPS: Are vaccine passports inevitable? Fareed Zakaria

Around 30%’ of eligible NY medical workers refusing COVID-19 vaccine: official

Nearly a third of New York health care workers so far eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are taking a wait-and-see approach, eschewing the shots at least for the time being, city and state officials said Tuesday. Click here to read more.

By |2021-01-10T13:28:50+00:00January 10th, 2021|News-Articles|Comments Off on Around 30%’ of eligible NY medical workers refusing COVID-19 vaccine: official

Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in the two more-contagious variants of the coronavirus that have erupted in Britain and South Africa. Click here to read more

By |2021-01-10T13:19:53+00:00January 10th, 2021|News-Articles|Comments Off on Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant

Rich Countries Have ‘Bought Up’ COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Art Caplan Says

The CEO of the world's biggest vaccine producer, Serum Institute, warns that there will not be enough COVID-19 vaccines for the global population until 2024. Medical ethicist Art Caplan spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about why richer countries are getting the COVID-19 vaccine first. "It's because the rich countries bought up the vaccine supply in advance, [...]

By |2020-12-18T13:39:02+00:00December 18th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on Rich Countries Have ‘Bought Up’ COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Art Caplan Says

First shipments of Pfizer vaccine to be delivered December 15

The first shipments of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine will be delivered on December 15, according to an Operation Warp Speed document obtained by CNN on Tuesday. The document, provided to governors ahead of a call with the Vice President Monday, also estimated the first shipment of Moderna's vaccine will be delivered on December 22. Click here [...]

By |2020-12-03T16:15:19+00:00December 3rd, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on First shipments of Pfizer vaccine to be delivered December 15

Bioethicists worry the rich and powerful will get special access to experimental Covid treatments

When President Donald Trump confirmed Oct. 2 that he was diagnosed with Covid-19, he received a cocktail of therapies — some of which hadn’t yet been approved for general use. Click here to read the full article

By |2020-11-12T23:47:17+00:00November 12th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on Bioethicists worry the rich and powerful will get special access to experimental Covid treatments

Make pre-approval Covid-19 vaccines available through expanded access, not an EUA

BioNTech, based in Mainz, Germany, announced positive results Monday about the Covid-19 vaccine it is developing with Pfizer. Click here to read more.

By |2020-11-11T22:11:52+00:00November 11th, 2020|News-Articles|Comments Off on Make pre-approval Covid-19 vaccines available through expanded access, not an EUA