Tag Archives: Covid19

What to know about Biden’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will support patent waivers for COVID-19 vaccines as part of a global effort to boost supplies in poorer countries. Here’s what you should know: Question: What did President Joe Biden propose? Answer: The Biden administration announced its support for a global proposal to lift intellectual property protections for… Read More »

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines could be making the best ‘of a bad situation’

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada With AstraZeneca delays, and 36 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna scheduled to come, mixing for potentially hundreds of thousands of people may become unavoidable Author of the article: Sharon Kirkey Publishing date: May 05, 2021  •  2 days ago  •  5 minute read  •  35 Comments A Peel Region… Read More »

Fauci discusses uncertainty on COVID-19 variants, length of immunity

The nation’s top infectious disease expert cautioned Monday that the pandemic won’t go away quietly, but said that reaching “a very strong degree of normality” in the U.S. and other wealthy nations is likely by year’s end. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s top pandemic adviser,… Read More »

Emergent CEO sold more than $10 million in stock before scrapping J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses: report

Emergent BioSolutions has faced a number of back-to-back PR crises since production issues at its Baltimore facility placed the company under intense scrutiny. The CDMO’s stock price has tumbled as a result, but it appears CEO Robert Kramer cashed out some of his shares just in time.  Citing SEC filings, Kramer sold more than $ 10 million worth… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »