November 20, 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech to Submit Emergency Authorization Request to FDA Friday for COVID-19 Vaccine

(ABC News) – Pfizer and partner BioNTech announced they will submit a request on Friday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The submission, which is based on a vaccine efficacy … Read More

November 18, 2020

The Ethical Questions That Haunt Facial-Recognition Research

(Nature) – In September 2019, four researchers wrote to the publisher Wiley to “respectfully ask” that it immediately retract a scientific paper. The study, published in 2018, had trained algorithms to distinguish faces of Uyghur people, a predominantly Muslim minority … Read More

November 17, 2020

‘They’ve Been Following the Science’: How the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Been Curtailed in Cherokee Nation

(STAT News) – With a mask mandate in place since spring, free drive-through testing, hospitals well-stocked with PPE, and a small army of public health officers fully supported by their chief, the Cherokee Nation has been able to curtail its … Read More