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Which HCPs Are Most Likely to Get COVID Vaccine?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: By Marcia Frellick July 31, 2020 — Physicians are the most likely group of healthcare professionals to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available, according to a new Medscape poll. More than 7000 healthcare professionals, including clinicians, medical students, and administrators, responded to the poll. US physicians who responded… Read More »

Dr. Fauci says coronavirus vaccine likely won’t be ‘widely’ available until several months into 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | AFP via Getty Images White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that… Read More »

Mistrust of a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Imperil Widespread Immunity

Almost daily, President Trump and leaders worldwide say they are racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in perhaps the most urgent mission in the history of medical science. But the repeated assurances of near-miraculous speed are exacerbating a problem that has largely been overlooked and one that public health experts say must be addressed now:… Read More »

Merck to buy Austrian vaccine maker as it jumps into COVID-19 race

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N), which has largely kept to the sidelines of the race for COVID-19 treatments, said it was buying Austrian vaccine maker Themis Bioscience and would collaborate with research nonprofit IAVI to develop two separate vaccines. It also announced a partnership with privately held Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to develop an… Read More »

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results

The first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in people appears to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the infection, the manufacturer, Moderna, announced on Monday, offering a glint of hope to a world desperate for ways to stop the pandemic. The preliminary findings, in the first eight people who each received… Read More »

Operation Warp Speed gains two leaders in effort to accelerate vaccine development

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced two leadership appointments to Operation Warp Speed, the program of public and private partnership aimed at accelerating the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics. Venture capitalist Dr. Moncef Slaoui is being brought on as chief advisor. Slaoui most recently served as a partner at… Read More »