Tag Archives: Vaccine

Coronavirus Vaccine: Pfizer Says It Won’t Seek Authorization Before Mid-November

The chief executive of Pfizer said on Friday that the company would not apply for emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine before the third week of November, ruling out President Trump’s assertion that a vaccine would be ready before Election Day on Nov. 3. In a statement posted to the company website, the chief executive,… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

How to build trust in a COVID vaccine

Bloom has said that the challenge of manufacturing and distributing the estimated 200 million doses needed around the country is a tall one and that it would likely take months — possibly many months — to be completed and years for it to be available in some of the world’s poorest nations. Even then, he… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine prevents severe illness in hamsters

Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson‘s potential coronavirus vaccine prevented severe illness in a small group of Syrian golden hamsters, the company announced Thursday. J&J researchers vaccinated hamsters with a single dose and then exposed the rodents to the virus four week later, the company said. J&J said the vaccine elicited neutralizing antibodies, which… Read More »

CDC sets its sights on November COVID-19 vaccine deliveries: report

With investigators recruiting participants for late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trials, officials are working behind the scenes at the federal, state and local levels to deliver the first doses by November 1, McClatchy reports. That timeline appears to be ahead of when the shots can definitively prove safety and efficacy.  Last week, CDC director Robert Redfield sent an “urgent”… Read More »