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

An ‘Uncoordinated’ Immune Response May Explain Why COVID-19 Strikes Some Hard, Particularly the Elderly

(Science) – Even a world-class orchestra will produce a cacophony if its strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion sections don’t play in harmony. Similarly, the sophisticated human immune system can fail to beat back a pathogen if its many players don’t … 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