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 16, 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in US on Hold Until at Least Midweek: Sources

(Medscape) – AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial remains on hold in the United States pending a U.S. investigation into a serious side effect in Britain even as other trials of the vaccine resume, sources familiar with the details told Reuters. AstraZeneca … Read More

September 14, 2020

Scientists Relieved as Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Restarts–But Question Lack of Transparency

(Nature) – The UK trial of a leading coronavirus vaccine, which was abruptly halted last week because of safety concerns, restarted on Saturday, after the university conducting the trial said an independent committee found that it was safe to do … Read More