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  • Trump says U.S. has reached deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine

    08/11/2020 9:43:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 26 replies
    https://www.cnbc.com ^ | AUG 11 2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the U.S. government will purchase 100 million doses of Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, which is currently in late-stage human trials. Moderna separately said the deal for its vaccine, mRNA-1273, is worth $1.53 billion and will give the federal government the option to purchase up to 400 million additional doses. The U.S. has already invested $955 million in Moderna’s vaccine development, bringing its total investment up to $2.48 billion, the company said in a press release Tuesday. Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is in late-stage human trials, which will test its efficacy and safety in 30,000 people....
  • Russia approves ‘world’s first’ Coronavirus vaccine, Putin says; Putin says vaccine ‘forms strong immunity’, own daughter has been vaccinated

    08/11/2020 2:26:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 08/11/2020 | Agence France-Presse
    Russia on Tuesday declared itself the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine with President Vladimir Putin saying one of his daughters had been inoculated. Dubbing the vaccine “Sputnik V” after the Soviet-era satellite that was the first launched into space, Russian officials said it provided safe, stable immunity and denounced Western attempts to undermine Moscow’s research. Scientists in the West have raised concerns about the speed of development of Russian vaccines, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners and coming under pressure from authorities to deliver. The World Health Organisation said any WHO stamp of approval on a Covid-19...
  • Trump Taps Esteemed Anti-Fauci Stanford Doc for COVID Team – Huge Game Changer

    08/11/2020 9:32:29 AM PDT · by Michal T · 29 replies
    RedState ^ | August 11, 2020 | Michael Thau
    Latest RedState Column explaining who Dr. Scott Atlas is and why Trump's announcement that he's now part of his COVID-19 team is such great news.
  • Fauci has questioned whether Russia's coronavirus vaccine is safe amid concerns nations are cutting corners to win the vaccine race

    08/11/2020 9:36:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 08/11/2020 | Tom Porter
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday claimed victory in the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine, and said his own daughter had been inoculated with the drug. Russian authorities have approved, and are to begin mass-producing the substance — named Sputnik V after the iconic Russian satellite — developed by the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow, Russian state news agency TASS reported. It will be made available first Russia's frontline public-service workers, such as medics and teachers, before being released to the general public, said Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko. Medics could have access to it as early as late...
  • Former FDA commissioner says he wouldn’t take Russian vaccine for Covid-19

    08/11/2020 7:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 08/11/2020 | Naomi Thomas
    Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, said on Tuesday that he would not take the Russian vaccine outside of a clinical trial. “I wouldn’t take it, certainly not outside of a clinical trial right now,” Gottlieb said on CNBC. “It appears that it’s only been tested in several hundred patients, at most. There’s some reports that it’s been in as few as 100 patients.” Gottlieb explained that it was an adenoviral vector vaccine, which is “not a trivial vaccine in terms of the technical complexity that goes into manufacturing.” China is also developing an...
  • Human Challenge Trials and Hydroxychloroquine; Should we deliberately infect volunteers with COVID-19 to expedite the development of a vaccine?

    08/11/2020 7:00:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2020 | Norman Rogers
    Stage III vaccine testing is being done by administrating the vaccine or a placebo to around 30,000 people. Then the number taking the vaccine or the placebo who develop COVID-19 are counted. If the vaccine is good, statistically, fewer in the vaccine group will catch the disease compared to the placebo group. If too few people in the trial catch the disease, the numbers will be too small to come to a statistically strong conclusion. It may take a long time for enough cases to accumulate. A lot of time will be wasted on extensive paperwork designed to ward off...
  • Russia registers virus vaccine, Putin's daughter given it

    08/11/2020 3:53:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11 2020 | Associated Press
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus. Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests. He added that one of his two daughters has received a shot of the vaccine and is feeling well.
  • Moderna's clinical trial numbers show there's 'no way' Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day

    08/10/2020 12:05:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 08/10/2020 | Elizabeth Cohen
    Contrary to his predictions, President Trump won't have a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day, vaccine experts tell CNN after reviewing data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States. "There's no way. There's just no way," said Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccinologist at Baylor College of Medicine and a CNN medical analyst. Last week President Trump said he was "optimistic" a vaccine would be ready around Election Day on November 3. "I believe we'll have the vaccine before the end of the year, certainly, but around that...
  • When will a Covid-19 vaccine be ready? Oxford scientists believe they have made a breakthrough discovering that the jab triggers a response that may offer a "double defence" against the virus.

    08/10/2020 12:01:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/10/2020 | By Annelies Gartner ; Lizzie Roberts and Christopher Hope
    Since the virus first emerged in January around 170 vaccine candidates are now in development, with 15 already in human trials. Oxford scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in their quest for a Covid-19 vaccine after discovering that the jab triggers a response that may offer a "double defence" against the virus. The full results, published on July 20, showed that initial trials on 1,077 British adults found that the vaccine induced strong antibody and T-cell responses, which may improve further after a booster jab. The discovery is promising because separate studies have suggested that antibodies may fade away...
  • China's CanSino Biologics to begin final phase of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia

    08/10/2020 11:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/10/2020
    CanSino Biologics along with Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health announced that the Chinese vaccine developer will be conducting its phase three tests in Saudi Arabia, after the first two phases of the human trials for its vaccines were conducted in China. As per the statement from the Health Ministry, the Phase 3 trials will be "multi-centre clinical studies in several countries and in large numbers after confirming the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine" in the first and second phases. The trial will be performed in three cities – Riyadh, Dammam and Mecca, according to the Saudi Gazette. CanSino announced...
  • 1,020 volunteers to partake in Chinese Covid-19 vaccine trials in Indonesia

    08/10/2020 11:55:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Antara News ^ | 08/10/2020
    Bandung, West Java (ANTARA) - Some 1,020 Indonesians registered as volunteers to assist in the clinical trials of a COVID-19 candidate vaccine developed along with Sinovac from China, Dr Eddy Fadliyana, field manager of the clinical trials’ research team, stated. The vaccine testing would commence on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the Teaching Hospital (RSP) of Padjadjaran University (Unpad), Bandung City, West Java. Fadliyana revealed that the vaccine tests will be conducted at six locations: Unpad Hospital, Unpad Health Center, Dago Community Health Center (Puskesmas), Sukapakir Community Health Center, Garuda Community Health Center, and Ciumbuleuit Community Health Center. Healthy adults...
  • Bad news: Scientists think a coronavirus vaccine might not work for one huge group of people

    08/09/2020 2:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    BGR ^ | 08/09/2020 | Andy Meek
    For the nearly 19 million people around the world who’ve contracted COVID-19 thus far during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the millions more taking so many precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the COVID-19 virus, a coronavirus vaccine can’t come fast enough. Indeed, the promise of ending this thing, and of getting to whatever’s on the other side of the pandemic, can be summed in one word for those people and for all of us, really: A vaccine. President Trump insisted, no doubt aggressively so, on Geraldo Rivera’s radio program on Thursday that a coronavirus...
  • COVID Vaccine Effectiveness "Iffy" [semi-satire]

    08/09/2020 10:43:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 August 2020 | John Semmens
    White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that "the chance of creating an effective vaccine for COVID is not great. Respiratory viruses are notoriously difficult to combat. They mutate at a high rate and their transmission through the air cannot be effectively countered. As we have seen from work on flu vaccines, the typical odds of getting the flu after being vaccinated is about 50%. Ironically, the odds of getting the flu without being vaccinated are also about 50%." Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn confirmed Fauci's assessment, saying that "a vaccine with a 50-50 chance of...
  • Sunday News Roundup: Portland Riots Get Worse and Fauci Reveals the Truth About a Vaccine

    08/09/2020 5:40:09 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 8 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    [This piece is heavy on video] Ok, so, what Fauci is telling you here is exactly what I’ve been telling you since March: That a COVID-19 vaccine will be just like the annual flu vaccine, i.e., not a “vaccine” at all, but a treatment that is only going to be marginally effective. Fauci’s final sentence there is very telling, and something he never focuses on because it won’t make him and Bill Gates any money: What we really should be doing as a nation is moving on with our lives and focusing on protecting the most vulnerable among us –...
  • Why We Must #ExposeBillGates

    08/08/2020 9:33:39 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 7 replies
    The Corbett Report ^ | 08/08/2020 | James Corbett
    Welcome. If you’re reading these words, then it’s likely that you’re here because of the #ExposeBillGates global day of action. Perhaps you’re here out of curiosity. Perhaps you came here to argue with crazy conspiracy theorists. Perhaps you already know about the #ExposeBillGates movement but just want to learn more. Whatever your motivations for clicking on this link, I promise you this article is not clickbait. This is not a put-on or satire or a trendy internet listicle. The #ExposeBillGates movement is deadly serious, and it aims to alert the public to the real dangers of the world that are...
  • Third of Americans would say 'no' to COVID vaccine - even if it was free

    08/08/2020 7:28:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 113 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2020 | Paul Best
    More than a third of Americans say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine right now, even if were free and FDA-approved, according to a new Gallup poll...White Americans are more likely than non-White Americans to say they would get a vaccine if it was available, 67% to 59%...Moderna announced on July 27 that it was entering a phase 3 clinical trial of its vaccine, which will enroll about 30,000 adult volunteers...“We don’t know yet what the efficacy might be. We don’t know if it will be 50% or 60%. I’d like it to be 75% or more,” Fauci said...
  • Obesity might affect how well a coronavirus vaccine works

    08/08/2020 5:20:16 PM PDT · by Not_Who_U_Think · 40 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 5, 2020 | Nancy Clanton
    When a vaccine is found, it might not work for everyone, Sarah Varney writes for Kaiser Health News. In the United States, the promise of a vaccine “is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded Covid-19: obesity,” she wrote. Studies have shown that flu, hepatitis B, tetanus and rabies vaccines can be less effective in obese adults than in the general population, and there’s no reason to believe a coronavirus vaccine will be any different. “Will it still work in the obese? Our prediction is no.”
  • Dr. Fauci warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective

    08/08/2020 9:56:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    An approved coronavirus vaccine could end up being effective only 50-60% of the time, meaning public health measures will still be needed to keep the pandemic under control, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, said on Friday. "We don't know yet what the efficacy might be. We don't know if it will be 50% or 60%. I'd like it to be 75% or more," Fauci said in a webinar hosted by Brown University. "But the chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach." The novel coronavirus...
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is ‘not great’

    08/07/2020 12:49:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 112 replies
    cnbc ^ | 08/07/2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn and Berkeley Lovelace Jr
    White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the chances of scientists creating a highly effective vaccine — one that provides 98% or more guaranteed protection — for the virus are slim. Scientists are hoping for a coronavirus vaccine that is at least 75% effective, but 50% or 60% effective would be acceptable, too, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A with the Brown University School of Public Health. “The chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach.” “You’ve...
  • Nation of Islam official: Jews sold sheets and ropes to KKK, were slave brokers, but ‘Allah is the best of planners’

    08/05/2020 1:28:42 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    GellerReport.com ^ | July 26, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    More blood libel against the Jews. Jewish lives matter. This hatred and genocidal rhetoric is sanctioned and cheered by the Democrats. When will good people stand up? “So they are planning this [mass vaccination], and I have to say that the Quran says that the Jews planned and Allah planned, but ‘Allah, is indeed, the best of planners.’” That’s Qur’an 8:30. Ishmael Muhammad interprets the quest for a coronavirus vaccine and numerous other matters as part of the Jews’ nefarious plot against black people. The racial element, which comes from the Nation of Islam’s unique hateful and eccentric doctrines, but...