January 18, 2021

With Covid-19 Approvals, ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Is a Worrisome Trend

(STAT News) – Data from large clinical trials, which generally include tens of thousands of volunteers, aim to demonstrate a vaccine’s effectiveness and probe its potential side effects. This is important information to have in hand before giving injections to … Read More

January 15, 2021

CVS and Walgreens Under Fire for Slow Pace of Vaccination in Nursing Homes

(Kaiser Health News) – The effort to vaccinate some of the country’s most vulnerable residents against covid-19 has been slowed by a federal program that sends retail pharmacists into nursing homes — accompanied by layers of bureaucracy and logistical snafus. … Read More

January 15, 2021

China COVID Vaccine Reports Mixed Results–What Does That Mean for the Pandemic?

(Nature) – Long-awaited results about the effectiveness of a leading Chinese COVID-19 vaccine were tinged with disappointment and confusion this week. But researchers say the vaccine could help reduce deaths from the disease. Researchers in Brazil reported that CoronaVac, developed … Read More

January 15, 2021

In LA, Ambulances Circle for Hours and ICUs Are Full. Is This What Covid-19 Has in Store for the Rest of the Country?

(STAT News) – The situation here is dire. Every minute, 10 people test positive for Covid-19. Every eight minutes, someone dies. Ambulances circle for hours, unable to find ERs that can accept patients. Hospitals are running out of oxygen. ICU … Read More

January 15, 2021

EU Regulator: Hackers ‘Manipulated’ Stolen Vaccine Documents

(ABC News) – The European Union’s drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers in a cyberattack have been not only leaked to the web, but “manipulated” by hackers. The European Medicines Agency said that an … Read More