The race for a coronavirus vaccine

Drug industry heavyweights and not-so-well-known biotech firms are pushing to create a COVID-19 vaccine, and thousands of people have signed up to take part in clinical drug trials, despite the hazards. But what are the technical, ethical and political obstacles to coming up with an effective and safe vaccine quickly? Martha Teichner reports.
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The chief of India's top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting skepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline.Reuters Health Information
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Britain is discussing with the European Union whether it will join a plan by the bloc to secure supplies of potential vaccines against COVID-19, officials in London and Brussels said on Friday.Reuters Health Information
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(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Consider this scenario: A vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been developed that is 91.27% effective. If public health officials present this information using the specific number, people are likely to think the vaccine is actually less effective than if it is presented as being 90% effective. This concept is a real-life application of recent findings from Gaurav Jain, an assistant professor of marketing in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, published recently in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts enters Phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan on Monday, meaning a new wave of businesses will be eligible to open their doors. Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that the state would move forward into the next portion of the plan. The governor said Phase 3 is expected to last longer than previous phases. Boston and Somerville will begin Phase 3 a week later, on Monday, July 13. So what can reopen on Monday? Gyms and fitness centers can open with occupancy under 40%. They must sanitize equipment between use and require face coverings. Professional sports teams can host games, but no...
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Last week, Zydus had received approval from Indian authorities to start human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine contender - the second Indian pharmaceutical firm to get such nod amid a surge in novel coronavirus infections worldwide.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is set to enter Phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan on Monday, meaning a new wave of businesses will be eligible to open their doors. Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that the state would move forward into the next portion of the plan. The governor said Phase 3 is expected to last longer than previous phases. So what can reopen on Monday? Gyms and fitness centers can open with occupancy under 40%. They must sanitize equipment between use and require face coverings. Professional sports teams can host games, but not with fans. The Red Sox have opened Fenway Park for “summer...
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(Natural News) The first human trials for a potential Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine are set to begin in Africa, and protesters in Johannesburg have taken to the streets in protest to declare that they will not be human guinea pigs for this latest Bill Gates depopulation scheme. Roughly 50 people, mostly black, held up protest...
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The paediatrician and member of Independent Sage on Matt Hancock, the likelihood of a vaccine and why 50,000 deaths were preventableAnthony Costello is a paediatrician and international expert on child health who has been an outspoken critic of the British government ’s response to Covid-19. He is a member of Independent Sage, a group of experts set up to provide “robust, independent advice” in regard to the UK’s coronavirus policies, and former director of the Institute for Global Health at University College London. He has worked in a number of low-inc ome nations, developing effective strategies ...
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India has reported another record 24-hour jump in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization cautioned against the country’s plans to release a vaccine by August
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Authors: Hsu ST, Chou LS, Chou FH, Hsieh KY, Chen CL, Lu WC, Kao WT, Li DJ, Huang JJ, Chen WJ, Tsai KY Abstract Psychiatric hospitals play an important role in supporting patients with mental illness to relieve symptoms and improve functioning in a physically and psychologically safe environment. However, these hospitals are also vulnerable to emerging infectious diseases. In early 2020, a psychiatric hospital and a psychiatric unit were reported to have nosocomial coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. A large number of patients and staff were severely impacted. This type of nosocomial infection threatens ...
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