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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/23/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/23/2020 11:17:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A security firm in Tennessee cutting a deal with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison's office probing an allegation that armed guards were being recruited for polling places in Minnesota... Efforts by President Trump's campaign to monitor activity at ballot drop boxes in Philadelphia with video recording may be voter intimidation. That's the view of... Pennsylvania's Supreme Court with an elected 5-2 Democrat majority ruling that that election ballots cannot be rejected for mismatched signatures... Is this all just a political stunt? That's what Republican lawmakers here in York County, Pennsylvania are asking... More towns added to Connecticut's Red Alert...
  • Common MMR Vaccine May Prevent Covid-19

    10/23/2020 8:12:11 PM PDT · by doragsda · 60 replies
    The American Journal of Medicine ^ | October 23, 2020 | Ashford, et. al.
    The common MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine may protect against Covid-19. Journal article at link.
  • If You Wish, You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing

    10/22/2020 9:10:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    TIME via Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/2020 | Charlie Campbell/ Shanghai
    Li Shurui didn’t hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll up his sleeve and receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Two injections of CoronaVac made by SinoVac (otherwise known as Beijing Kexing Bioproducts) cost 2,000 rmb ($300) at the private Taihe Hospital in the Chinese capital. The treatment still hasn’t passed final (Stage 3) clinical trials but is already being offered to the public on a first come, first served basis. Anyone can turn up, pay their money and...
  • Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trial is fully enrolled, 37 percent of participants are minorities: Company anticipates that it may have sufficient data to seek a regulatory OK in November.

    10/22/2020 9:05:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/22/2020 | Carolyn Y. Johnson
    Moderna, the biotechnology firm partnering with the National Institutes of Health to develop a coronavirus vaccine, announced Thursday that it has fully enrolled its trial, with 30,000 participants — more than a third of whom are minorities. The coronavirus vaccine trials have been closely watched to ensure they reflect the diversity of the U.S. population at a minimum, and Moderna’s enrollment was slowed in September to recruit more minorities. A fifth of the participants are Hispanic and 10 percent are Black, according to data released by the company. People over 65, a population also at high risk for coronavirus, make...
  • COVID Update: Trouble In Europe, Rare Reinfections, And Canada Is Lying

    10/21/2020 4:31:14 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 10/15/20 | Alex Berezow
    Here are some of the most relevant COVID-19 developments in recent days: Europe's infections are out of control; COVID reinfection is rare; all treatments probably have serious but rare side effects; the WHO offers a misguided policy; and America's northern neighbor isn't telling the truth.
  • Volunteer in COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Dies: Health Officials

    10/21/2020 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 21, 2020 | Jack Phillips
    A volunteer in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial died in Brazil, the country’s health authority confirmed Wednesday. Anvisa, the authority, said it wouldn’t stop the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine trials for now and is investigating the death. The volunteer died on Oct. 15 but Anvisa was informed of the death on Monday, the health authority said in a news release. In a statement, Anvisa said that “based on the ethical confidentiality commitments provided for in the protocol, the regulatory agencies involved received partial data related to the investigation carried out by this committee [and] they suggested to continue the...
  • Just get your damn vaccine? 9 dead after flu shots in South Korea spark vaccine fears

    10/21/2020 3:05:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    SS ^ | 10/21/20 | SS
    Nine people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, raising concerns over the vaccine’s safety just as the seasonal inoculation programme is expanded to head off potential COVID-19 complications. Five new deaths were reported on Wednesday (Oct 21) alone, but authorities had no plans to suspend the vaccination programme, unless investigations, including post mortems, revealed a link, which preliminary findings had not. “We have reviewed whether it is appropriate to continue the vaccination or better to suspend and wait for the results,” health official Kim Joong-gon told a briefing. “We came to the conclusion...
  • Newsom says California will independently review coronavirus vaccine: 'We won't take anyone's word for it'

    10/21/2020 11:15:19 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2020 | Audrey Conklin
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state will independently review the Trump administration's anticipated coronavirus vaccine before approving distribution to its 39 million residents. "Of course we won't take anyone's word for it," Newsom said Monday as he named 11 doctors and scientists to review any rollout of vaccines by the federal government or vaccine developers. It is unclear whether the independent review process will set back the distribution process for New York and California in comparison to other states that may be able to deploy it and potentially slow the spread of COVID-19 at a faster rate.
  • Coronavirus likely to become as 'endemic' as the flu and a vaccine might not be able to stop it, top UK scientist says

    10/20/2020 4:00:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Cnbc ^ | 10/20/2020 | Holly Ellyatt
    LONDON — Covid-19 is likely to become as "endemic" as the annual flu virus, according to the U.K.'s chief scientific advisor. Some potential vaccines are in late-stage clinical trials, but Patrick Vallance said none is likely to eradicate the virus.
  • Britain to infect healthy individuals with coronavirus for vaccine trials

    10/20/2020 10:02:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 20 2020 | Celine Castronuovo
    British scientists on Tuesday announced plans to launch the first COVID-19 human challenge trials in which researchers will intentionally infect a sample of healthy volunteers with the virus in order to speed up the testing of potential vaccines. According to The Washington Post, the research, scheduled to begin in January, will be led by scientists at Imperial College London and funded by the British government. Fewer than 100 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30 will have a laboratory-grown strain of COVID-19 blown into their noses and will be quarantined in a private unit at the Royal Free Hospital...
  • Operation Warp Speed: Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine could be approved in December

    10/20/2020 8:27:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Week via Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/2020 | Peter Weber
    Stéphane Bancel, chief executive of Moderna Inc., said Monday that the federal government could grant emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in December, assuming the company gets promising data from its Phase 3 trial in November. Moderna started its final-phase trial with 30,000 volunteers in July, and in order to apply for emergency authorization, 53 of the subjects have to become infected with the new coronavirus, and the cases have to be significantly higher in the half of the trial that received a placebo. That first analysis will likely happen in November, Bancel said at a Wall Street Journal...
  • U.K. Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Trials That Deliberately Infect Study Subjects

    10/20/2020 8:23:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/20/2020 | Scott Neuman
    Researchers in Britain are preparing to start a controversial COVID-19 "human challenge" study in which dozens of healthy volunteers will be exposed to live coronavirus in an effort to speed up vaccine development. The Human Challenge Programme will be conducted by Imperial College London, which said Tuesday in a statement that it would be working in cooperation with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and hVIVO, a clinical company that has worked on viral human challenge models. The U.K. government is preparing to invest $43.4 million (33.6 million pounds) in the...
  • Newsom: California Will ‘Independently Review’ Vaccine Approved by FDA

    10/20/2020 8:11:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During a press conference on Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced the creation of a Scientific Safety Review Workgroup that will review vaccines that are approved by the FDA. Newsom said, “California, today, is launching now, more formally, a Scientific Safety Review, a workgroup of 11 individuals, experts in their field. These are top health experts that will independently review any FDA-approved vaccines. The question I often get is, are you going to take someone’s word for it, as it relates to vaccines? Of course, we don’t take anyone’s word for it. We will do our own, independently-reviewed process,...
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine rolls off production line amid hopes for emergency approval

    10/18/2020 6:01:57 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Nypost ^ | 10/18/2020 | Lee Brown
    Pfizer has released footage of a potential coronavirus vaccine rolling off the production line — as the drug giant aims to have 100 million doses ready by the end of the year. The Manhattan-based company told the Mail on Sunday that it has already made “several hundred thousand doses” of the drug as it prepares to seek emergency use in the US by November.
  • Scientists worry as more Americans say they’ll refuse COVID-19 vaccine

    10/17/2020 10:46:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2020 | 12:15pm | ric Spitznagel
    Tara Granger, 36, has worked as a nurse for two decades in Suffolk County, NY, and she and her two children have been vaccinated every year. “Drugs are my life,” she says. “It’s what I learned in school.” But she’s been questioning the promised upcoming vaccine for COVID-19, in large part because of what she’s witnessed firsthand about the financial incentives for vaccines. “It scares me that I got so many free lunches and free dinners because I pushed the flu vaccine,” Granger says. “What am I going to get when I push a COVID vaccine?” Granger got sick from...
  • Trump administration announces deal with CVS, Walgreens to give COVID-19 vaccine to seniors

    10/16/2020 6:57:33 PM PDT · by be-baw · 24 replies
    Axios ^ | OCTober 16, 2020 | Oriana Gonzalez
    The Trump administration announced an agreement on Friday with CVS and Walgreens to distribute coronavirus vaccines to seniors and staff in long-term care facilities for free. Why it matters: The move could help the president move up in the polls with elderly voters. Seniors, who have been significantly impacted by the virus, helped Trump get elected in 2016, but recent polls have indicated that the group swung sharply against him and toward Joe Biden. Earlier this week, Axios reported that the Trump campaign launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign focused in part on recovering the president's standing with seniors. What they're...
  • In the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, how do we balance risk and safety?

    10/16/2020 4:46:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/16/2020 | Thomas Hazlett
    The great race for a COVID-19 vaccine has more than 130 medicines in development, with 40 being tested on humans, of which 10 are in large, phase 3 trials. The U.S. Government has invested about $11 billion in Operation Warp Speed, making advance purchases from Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sanofi/GlaxoSmithKline, Novavax and AstraZeneca — betting that at least some will be soon approved by regulators as “safe and effective” vaccines. No matter your Twitter feed, “vaccines have been one of the greatest public health tools to prevent disease,” as The New York Times explained in January. But as late...
  • Flu Vaccine Fail: CDC Stats Say Effectiveness as Low as 10%! Why Are They Pushing This Garbage?

    10/16/2020 4:29:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/16/2020 | Michael Thau
    If you’re thinking about getting a flu shot this year, you might want to do some rethinkingIf it’s too late and you’ve already got one or have been doing so regularly for years, you might want to take a deep breath. The information you’re about to receive may cause outrage.Most people who get a flu vaccine probably assume that it’s going to… you know… prevent them from getting the flu. I mean, why would you go through the trouble and incur the risk of a serious adverse reaction that attends taking any vaccine if you didn’t think it would be...
  • "Safe and effective" Covid-19 vaccine may be widely available by April 2021, Fauci says

    10/15/2020 11:55:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/14/2020 | Virginia Langmaid
    A Covid-19 vaccine may be widely available by April 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with CBS News Wednesday. Fauci said researchers should know by “November or December” whether some vaccines trials have a safe candidate and that even in the event that a safe candidate is determined, initial quantities will likely only be a few million doses. Pushing back against an assertion made by the President that the US can expect 100 million doses by year’s end, Fauci said that the 100 million number is only possible if every vaccine candidate currently in trials is determined to...
  • Over 34,000 Health Experts Sign Declaration Against COVID-19 Lockdowns, Petition by Epidemiologists Claims

    10/15/2020 7:53:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 14 Oct 2020 | OMID GHOREISHI
    More than 34,000 medical doctors and health scientists from around the world have signed a declaration against lockdowns put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying the measures are causing “irreparable damage,” according to an online petition initially created by three epidemiologist from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford. As of Oct. 14, close to 25,000 of the signatories signed as medical practitioners, and around 9,500 as public health scientists. They have joined more than 440,000 members of the general public in signing the petition. The petition requires signatories to provide their full name, city, country, zip or postal code,...