September 18, 2020

Keeping Coronavirus Vaccines at Subzero Temperatures During Distribution Will Be Hard, But Likely Key to Ending Pandemic

(The Conversation) – Ultimately, hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. and billions globally are going to need a coronavirus vaccine – and potentially two doses of it. This mass vaccination effort is going to require a complex vaccine … Read More

September 17, 2020

U.S. Plans to Ship First Covid-19 Vaccine 24 Hours After Authorization

(The Wall Street Journal) – The U.S. government plans to begin shipping the first Covid-19 vaccine within 24 hours after regulators authorize its use, federal health officials said. Shipments of the first vaccine cleared for use would start soon after … Read More

September 16, 2020

World Health Organization Announces Distribution Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine

(ABC News) – As the possibility of a widely available COVID-19 vaccine steadily approaches, initial limitations in supply have left experts worldwide asking: Who gets the vaccine first? The World Health Organization and its appointed Strategic Advisory Group of Experts … Read More

September 14, 2020

Vaccine Makers Keep Safety Details Quiet, Alarming Scientists

(New York Times) – It’s standard for drug companies to withhold details of clinical trials until after they are completed, tenaciously guarding their intellectual property and competitive edge. But these are extraordinary times, and now there is a growing outcry … Read More

September 14, 2020

China Has Quietly Vaccinated More than 100,000 People for Covid-19 Before Completing Safety Trials

(Vox) – Individuals received one of two Sinopharm vaccines in development in an emergency use program launched by the Chinese government in late July, which also authorized a third vaccine, CoronaVac, developed by the privately owned drugmaker Sinovac Biotech. Under … Read More