A COVID vaccine, every year, for the rest of your life? It’s starting to look that way thumbnail

A COVID vaccine, every year, for the rest of your life? It’s starting to look that way

It’s a conundrum for vaccine researchers and producers alike: what’s the best strategy for vaccinating against a deadly virus if the immune system will forget how to protect itself against it a year later? Recent research that suggests that novel coronavirus immunity doesn’t last very long have thrown a wrench in the global plans to develop…

Trump’s vaccine czar refuses to give up stock in drug company involved in his government role thumbnail

Trump’s vaccine czar refuses to give up stock in drug company involved in his government role

The former pharmaceutical executive tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the administration’s race to a COVID-19 vaccine is refusing to give up investments that stand to benefit from his work — at least during his lifetime. The executive, Moncef Slaoui, is the top scientist on Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s effort to develop a…

COVID vaccine tested, experts say no corners cut thumbnail

COVID vaccine tested, experts say no corners cut

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Register to VoteVoter GuideAn international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government…

CDC says U.S. will need to gain ample coronavirus vaccine to return to 'typical life' by third quarter of 2021 thumbnail

CDC says U.S. will need to gain ample coronavirus vaccine to return to ‘typical life’ by third quarter of 2021

The U.S. should have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for Americans to return to “regular life” by the third quarter of next year, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told a Senate panel he expects vaccinations to begin in November or December, but in limited quantities with those…

COVID vaccine makers vow science—not Trump—will dictate release timing thumbnail

COVID vaccine makers vow science—not Trump—will dictate release timing

Trust us — Trump denied politicizing vaccine but said it could arrive “before a very special date.” Beth Mole – Sep 8, 2020 10:06 pm UTC Enlarge / Woman receives an experimental COVID-19 vaccine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA on September 04, 2020, as part of a clinical trial.In an…

A Chinese vaccine maker is injecting employees and their families with its COVID-19 candidate thumbnail

A Chinese vaccine maker is injecting employees and their families with its COVID-19 candidate

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Team behind the Russian vaccine publishes some details of early trials thumbnail

Team behind the Russian vaccine publishes some details of early trials

From Russia with adenovirus — Most of the results are fairly expected, but there are some interesting details. John Timmer – Sep 5, 2020 8:14 pm UTC Enlarge / MOSCOW, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020: Medical staff with newly delivered boxes containing COVID-19 vaccine in a cold room at No2 Outpatient Clinic in southern Moscow.…