'Crisis of confidence': What's causing the panic around AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine?

‘Crisis of confidence’: What’s causing the panic around AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine?

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is facing a crisis of confidence, with one European country after another, as if seized by a ...
Vaccine clinical research trials skewed towards White Americans, marginalizing minorities, study finds

Vaccine clinical research trials skewed towards White Americans, marginalizing minorities, study finds

An analysis of the demographics of a decade’s worth of vaccine clinical trials has found that Black Americans, Latinos, American ...
COVID evolution: ‘What other variants might be out there?’

COVID evolution: ‘What other variants might be out there?’

Tracking the subtle changes to the virus’ RNA is like global detective work, requiring health officials around the world to ...
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Here is COVID good news: It’s jumpstarted biomedical innovation

As we look back at the past few months, I see three lessons that health care researchers can take from ...
Do asymptomatic carriers spread COVID? Widespread confusion in the early days of the outbreak crippled an effective response

Do asymptomatic carriers spread COVID? Widespread confusion in the early days of the outbreak crippled an effective response

Jan. 24 marks the one-year anniversary of a momentous but largely unnoticed event in the history of the Covid-19 pandemic: ...
Coronavirus treatment breakthrough? Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody drug shows promise in preventing COVID-19 spread

Coronavirus treatment breakthrough? Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody drug shows promise in preventing COVID-19 spread

In November, the antibody bamlanivimab was authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration in treating patients with ...
‘Vaccine euphoria’: Why this may be the ‘end of the beginning’ not the ‘beginning of the end’

‘Vaccine euphoria’: Why this may be the ‘end of the beginning’ not the ‘beginning of the end’

Exuberant headlines about vaccines — Now two! Millions more doses! — have grabbed attention, as have rightfully joyous social media photos ...
'We never got it under control’: COVID modelers say case surge in US and Europe is more than just another wave

‘We never got it under control’: COVID modelers say case surge in US and Europe is more than just another wave

The consensus among major Covid-19 modelers is that we could see 20,000 to 25,000 deaths in just the next two ...
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How should we prioritize a COVID vaccine for communities that have been hit hardest?

Frontline health workers, elderly people, and those with chronic conditions that make them especially vulnerable to Covid-19 are likely to ...
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Why the US pandemic death rate might be 50 percent more than what is being reported

[E]xperts know that the official [COVID-19] death tally is going to be an undercount by some extent. Some people who ...
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The COVID vaccine race champion appears to be mRNA technology used by Pfizer and Moderna. Here’s a primer

There are about a dozen experimental vaccines in late-stage clinical trials globally, but the ones being tested by Pfizer and Moderna are ...
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Now there are two: Modern’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine 94.5% successful, joins Pfizer-BioNTech collaboration in targeting pandemic

The Moderna vaccine reduced the risk of Covid-19 infection by 94.5%. There were 95 cases of infection among patients who ...
People's vaccine? Will the wealthiest countries control coronavirus drugs?

People’s vaccine? Will the wealthiest countries control coronavirus drugs?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson characterized Britain’s exit from the European Union as “recaptured sovereignty.” These invocations of sovereign power reflect ...
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What our COVID world might look like over the next year

Now — with health authorities saying it may not be until at least the end of 2021 before there’s a ...
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Here’s when and how the biotechnology revolution first got lift off

Early in the morning of Tuesday, October 14, 1980, the phone rang at Paul Berg’s house in Stanford, Cal. The ...
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Corvids are more brainiac than birdbrain: Crows may be able to reflect and ponder their own mind

Research unveiled on [September 24] in Science finds that crows know what they know and can ponder the content of their ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why excluding pregnant women from COVID vaccine efficacy and safety trials is misguided

To date, more than 140 drug treatments and numerous vaccines are being evaluated to treat and prevent Covid-19 infection. Vaccines ...
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The crisis facing Black women giving birth

From the rich and famous to the less well-to-do, Black mothers are often not listened to when they report signs ...
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US and China buck WHO-backed global effort to expand access to COVID vaccine

Countries representing about 64% of the world population have signed up to expand global access to Covid-19 vaccines by funding ...
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Drugs tailored to your personal genomics: New partnership between 23andMe and GlaxoSmithKline

The California-based [23andMe] is now focused on a partnership with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to discover new drugs using data culled ...
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Assessing Operation Warp Speed: What’s working, what’s not

Is [Operation Warp Speed] working? Roughly five months after top U.S. health officials coalesced around the idea of a public-private ...
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For untreatable diseases, should you consider unapproved stem cell therapy?

Regenerative medicine is a controversial field, still in its infancy. There are academic researchers and major biotech companies testing key ...
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Life with the pandemic: 4 ways our bodies might respond to new COVID waves

[Coronavirus researcher Vineet] Menachery laid out four possible scenarios for how humans might interact with SARS-2 over time — in ...
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ALS may soon be treatable with new drug combo dreamed up by a college student

Patients who took [an experimental medication for ALS] — initially dreamed up over beers and obsessive internet searching in a Brown ...
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What’s it like when mental effects of COVID-19 fester?

Even people who were never sick enough to go to a hospital, much less lie in an ICU bed with ...
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What can be done – short of another lockdown – to corral COVID?

The virus suppression gains earned through the painful societal shutdowns of March, April, and May — the flattened epidemiological curves ...
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