Pfizer and BioNTech begin large-scale trial of coronavirus vaccine in the United States

Drug giant Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have begun an advanced trial of one of their experimental coronavirus vaccines in volunteers in the United States.
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Critical media reporting about Operation Warp Speed, the federal government's effort to speed development of drugs, vaccines and other measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, is distracting people working on the project, its chief adviser says.
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Gaithersburg ’s Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) reported Tuesday positive phase 1 clinical trial data on its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, a necessary step to advance a product officials hope will eventually protect people from coronavirus. The study found the candidate, called NVX-CoV2373, to both be generally wel l-tolerated and elicit “robust antibody responses,” the company said Tuesday, adding that it showed the potential to reduce the disease’s transmission. Specifically, the candidate had…
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The company has received a $1.6 billion grant from the government ’s Operation Warp Speed to have 100 million doses ready by early 2021.
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Authors: Lackland DT, Sims-Robinson C, Jones Buie JN, Voeks JH Abstract The randomized clinical trial (RCT) has long been recognized as the 'gold standard' for developing evidence for clinical treatments and vaccines; however, the successful implementation and translation of these findings is predicated upon external validity. The generalization of RCT findings are jeopardized by the lack of participation of at-risk groups such as African Americans, with long-recognized disproportional representation. Distinct factors that deter participation in RCTs include distrust, access, recruitment strategies, perceptions of ...
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