January 20, 2021

Chinese Media Criticize Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Tout Local Shots

(Reuters) – Chinese state media outlets have run a series of articles criticising Western COVID-19 vaccines in the past week, including Pfizer’s, while touting China-made vaccines as safer and more accessible. The reports have come as China’s vaccines, which are … Read More

January 20, 2021

California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill

(Medscape) – California’s state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Dr. Erica S. Pan on Sunday recommended providers stop … Read More

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

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

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