FDA to require covid-19 vaccine to prevent disease in 50 percent of recipients to win approval
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday any covid-19 vaccine, to be approved, will have to prevent disease or decrease its severity in at least 50 percent of the people who are vaccinated.
China is forging ahead in the race to develop a vaccine to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, with Sinovac Biotech's experimental vaccine set to become the country's second and the world's third to enter final stage testing later this month.Reuters Health Information
As the United States accelerates the search for a coronavirus vaccine, tensions have erupted between government scientists and Moderna, one of the leading developers, Reuters has learned.Reuters Health Information
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The United States is the only developed nation unable to balance cost, efficacy and social good in setting prices.Kaiser Health News
Conclusions: Ophthalmologists have an essential role in guiding cross-infection control measures between patients and staff. Until a vaccine is created, public health strategies are likely the best weapons against this invisible enemy. PMID: 32634041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
U.S. preparedness for a COVID-19 vaccine rests heavily on medical supply companies with little track record of fulfilling government orders of that size.
[The Conversation Africa] The advent of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and the dynamics of its spread is unprecedented. It is therefore, of paramount importance to get a vaccine that can stop the spread of the virus.
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.) With no guarantee that a vaccine will be available soon, and even if one is developed it will take considerable time to administer to large numbers of people before the virus is eliminated.