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AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine production partner Emergent not likely to suffer if trial hold sticks: analysts

AstraZeneca was humming right along with its partnered COVID-19 vaccine with the University of Oxford before a sudden trial hold threw its plans into disarray. So what does that uncertainty mean for AstraZeneca’s expectant manufacturing partners on the shot? For at least one, it could be no issue at all.  Despite a major commitment from… Read More »

CDC sets its sights on November COVID-19 vaccine deliveries: report

With investigators recruiting participants for late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trials, officials are working behind the scenes at the federal, state and local levels to deliver the first doses by November 1, McClatchy reports. That timeline appears to be ahead of when the shots can definitively prove safety and efficacy.  Last week, CDC director Robert Redfield sent an “urgent”… Read More »

Coronavirus vaccine with 50% or more efficacy would be a ‘game changer,’ says trial investigator

A coronavirus vaccine that is safe and at least 50% effective would be a “game changer” in battling the pandemic, according to a doctor who is serving as an investigator for Moderna‘s clinical trials. “Developing vaccines against respiratory virus is incredibly difficult. If you think about the flu vaccine that we use every year, it’s… Read More »