US government spending $9 billion on candidates

Karen Weintraub and Elizabeth Weise CLOSE Approving a vaccine in the U.S. usually takes years, but COVID-19 vaccines are moving through in record time. What does that mean? USA TODAY The federal government has allocated more than $9…

America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

sarahmvarney This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine. But in the United States, where at least 4.6 million people…

World economy will recover faster if everyone can get coronavirus vaccine: WHO – National

Leslie Young The world’s economy will return to normal faster if everyone in the world has access to an eventual coronavirus vaccine, said World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday. The vaccine, when it’s…

The story of a scientist’s mea culpa on Covid-19 vaccines

Adam Feuerstein The development of Covid-19 vaccines is progressing at an unprecedented speed. Vaccines that were mere blueprints in January when the coronavirus began spreading globally already have advanced into massive Phase 3 clinical trials. The U.S. government…

Vaccine Challenge Trials, Desperate PPE Measures

Medscape Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: Vaccine Challenge Trials More than 32,000…

Fauci ‘satisfied’ with enrollment for the first week of Covid-19 vaccine trial

Elizabeth Cohen and Dana Vigue, CNN CNN has obtained part of a Friday, July 31 email from Moderna, the company running the trial, that states 1,290 people were randomly assigned to get either the vaccine or a dummy…

I volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine safety trial

BostonGlobe.com The syringe seemed oversized, the liquid inside urine-colored, the needle triggering an ache in my shoulder. The nurse told me to move my arm “to distribute the vaccine.” Did I want to distribute the vaccine? I circled…

ABX464 enticing for Covid-19; mechanism, trial issues belie potential

GlobalData Healthcare ]]> by Reynald Castaneda in London and Nancy Jaser in New York. Despite Abivax’s ABX464 having an attractive triple mechanism for Covid-19, there is uncertainty if the drug’s efficacy promise would pan out in its Phase…

Facebook’s dilemma: How to police claims about unproven COVID-19 vaccines

Reuters Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY ELIZABETH CULLIFORD AND GABRIELLA BORTER Since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus an international health emergency…

AI invents new ‘recipes’ for potential COVID-19 drugs | Science

Science | AAAS If umifenovir, a broad-spectrum antiviral, can fight COVID-19, then computer-designed synthetic routes could make it easy and cheap to produce. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Robert F. ServiceAug. 7, 2020 , 5:45 PM Science’s…