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    (CNN)Operation Warp Speed, the mission to develop an effective Covid-19 vaccine, seeks to deliver 300,000 doses by January 2021. According to projections from the University of Washington, by then the US death toll from the novel coronavirus will likely have reached nearly 400,000. Edgar MarcuseWhat evidence of vaccine effectiveness -- balanced by what assurance of safety -- would prompt you to seek a dose of one of these novel vaccines to protect an elderly family member or for yourself?Optimal use of these Covid-19 vaccines will depend on the confidence of the American people in the processes leading up to the vaccines' release. The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Biologics License Application (BLA) is the standard path to vaccine licensing. The...
    A FIFTH of Brits say they are unlikely to get a coronavirus jab - even if one is approved, a study has found. The new research highlights "concerning" levels of misinformation around vaccines - with more than half fearing "unforeseen effects". ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4A fifth of Brits say they are unlikely to get a coronavirus vaccine, a new study has foundCredit: Getty - Contributor It comes after the Government's chief scientific officer revealed small amounts of a coronavirus vaccine could be ready before the end of the year. Sir Patrick Vallance said a number of candidates have shown they can generate an immune response that ought to be protective. Meanwhile,...
    Terry H. Schwadron September 18, 2020 10:23AM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. How exactly the coronavirus reads an election calendar is unclear. How the FDA might read scientific reports to announce a timely vaccine by Nov. 1, now that is more understandable because that means that the White House is doing its reelection lean on the data. Indeed, the political stench is so strong that even federal health officials are downplaying any vaccine announcement before November. : At this moment, following so many weird, disorganized or uncoordinated virus prescriptions from Washington, we have absolutely no confidence that any announcement of a preventive coronavirus vaccine timed with Election Day will be at all effective. Not that such...
    Donald Trump publicly contradicted the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on masks and vaccines again on Wednesday. Joe Biden said Wednesday that while he trusts what scientists say about a potential coronavirus vaccine, he doesn't trust Donald Trump. His comments come as the debate over a vaccine — how it will be evaluated and distributed when it's ready — has taken center stage in the presidential race with seven weeks to go until the November election. Trump and Biden have been trading accusations that the other is undermining public trust in a potential coronavirus vaccine. Biden has expressed concerns that the vaccine approval process could be...
    CDC Director Robert Redfield has walked back his Senate testimony that masks work better against COVID-19 than vaccines, after Donald Trump called him 'confused' and 'mistaken' and dismissed his claims a vaccine will not be available until next year. Redfield told a Senate committee Wednesday 'this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine' and said a vaccine wouldn't be widely available to Americans until the second quarter of 2021.   Hours later Trump hit back at Redfield saying the CDC head was 'confused' and must have 'misunderstood' the question being asked of him. The president said he had called Redfield to set the record straight and said the CDC boss had agreed...
    As the administration faced doubts about the integrity of its approval process for a coronavirus vaccine, President Donald Trump went on the attack Wednesday against CDC Director Robert Redfield’s claims on the topic in a congressional hearing. Trump contradicted Redfield’s remarks about the timeline for distributing the vaccine, saying one should be approved in October or November and distributed rapidly and widely thereafter. He also disputed Redfield’s claim that a mask could be more protective against catching the coronavirus than a vaccine. There’s no reason to believe Trump has superior knowledge over his administration’s own experts — instead, it’s much more likely that he is intentionally lying about the vaccine’s potential for his own political advantage. He has made it...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden said Wednesday that while he trusts what scientists say about a potential coronavirus vaccine, he doesn’t trust President Donald Trump. His comments come as the debate over a vaccine — how it will be evaluated and distributed when it’s ready — has taken center stage in the presidential race with seven weeks to go until the November election. Trump and Biden have been trading accusations that the other is undermining public trust in a potential coronavirus vaccine. Biden has expressed concerns that the vaccine approval process could be politicized, while Trump and his allies counter that such comments from Biden and other Democrats are turning off the public to a potentially lifesaving vaccine when...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden demanded 'transparency' from President Donald Trump in developing and distributing a coronavirus vaccine, as the White House has continued to push that one would be available to every American by the end of the year.  'So let me be clear, I trust vaccines. I trust the scientists. But I don't trust Donald Trump - and the American people can't either,' Biden said during a brief speech Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware's Queen theater.   Biden floated that Trump could be fast-tracking a vaccine to help his re-election chances, noting that 'scientific breakthroughs don't care about calendars any more than the virus does.'  Democratic nominee Joe Biden demanded 'transparency' in the development and the distribution of a...
    The United States is on track to begin distributing the coronavirus vaccine in October or “a little bit later than that,” President Donald Trump announced at a White House press conference Wednesday. Trump said his administration expects to distribute 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020 and 700 million by the end of the first quarter in 2021. The administration is beginning the distribution process before the vaccines have been approved in hopes of having the drug already in place to delivery to Americans as soon as it is approved. “We’re on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very very safe and effective manner,” Trump said. “We think we can start sometime in...
    Joe Biden gave an unequivocal defense of vaccines on Wednesday, responding to President Donald Trump’s contention that he and running mate Kamala Harris are casting doubt on their safety. Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, leveled his own attack on the Republican president, saying hes put Americans at risk by ignoring science. “Let me be clear,” Biden said after a 90-minute briefing from experts on COVID-19. “I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump.” Biden also said he would issue an executive order requiring people to wear masks in public if it were deemed legal, after first urging governors to do so in their states. In remarks after a lengthy briefing on vaccines, Biden said the public should listen to...
    Donald Trump is preparing to undermine public confidence in vaccines by forcing through a COVID-19 vaccine to boost his election prospects, and that puts his Democratic opponents in a difficult place. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris don’t want to undermine public confidence in vaccines themselves, but it’s a tricky balance between “vaccines are good” and “but not vaccines approved for political reasons before they’re ready.” Harris said Sunday on CNN: “I would trust the word of public health experts and scientists, but not Donald Trump” because “there’s very little that we can trust that [...] comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth.” Biden echoed that Monday, saying Trump has said “so many things that aren’t true, I’m worried if we do...
    KAMALA Harris claimed Donald Trump's word on viable COVID-19 vaccine before the 2020 election shouldn't be trusted. In an interview set to air on Sunday, Joe Biden's running mate Harris warned Americans not to believe the president about an efficient vaccine before November 3. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 9Harris insinuated that Trump may tout a vaccine that wasn't viable to gain clout ahead of the electionCredit: Reuters 9Her comments come after it emerged that a vaccine may be distributed in all 50 states in October or November, reports say Credit: Splash News Harris told CNN she doubted health experts would get the “last word” when it came...
    Not enough people will take a coronavirus vaccine if the government doesn't do a better job addressing their fears head-on, health researchers say. One in 5 people in the United States say they would refuse a coronavirus vaccine, and 31% were uncertain about it, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. This means only half the public would get the vaccine when it came out. Consistent messaging from all officials and transparency are needed to win the public's trust, said Dr. Michael Kinch, professor of oncology at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Center for Drug Discovery. "We need a consistent set of messaging from the very top down to the...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — With any luck, one of the handful of promising Covid-19 vaccines currently going through human trials will meet with regulatory approval, maybe even in time for winter. One thing worrying public health officials, though, is what happens if a significant number of people don’t want to be vaccinated. Vaccines are responsible for saving millions of lives every year, and yet there has always been a small but hardcore contingent of anti-vaxxers that rejects the science or buys into conspiracy theories about immunizations. Unfortunately, their ranks are growing during the current crisis. National health authorities, along with the World Health Organization, are engaged in a furious game of whack-a-mole as they try to knock down the conspiracy theories and correct misinformation....
    Adobe In January, vaccine researchers lined up on the starting blocks, waiting to hear a pistol. That shot came on January 10, when scientists in China announced the complete genetic makeup of the novel coronavirus. With that information in hand, the headlong race toward a vaccine began. As the virus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, began to spread like wildfire around the globe, researchers sprinted to catch up with treatments and vaccines. Now, six months later, there is still no cure and no preventative for the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19, though there are glimmers of hope. Studies show that two drugs can help treat the sick: The antiviral remdesivir shortens recovery times (SN: 4/29/20) and a steroid called dexamethasone reduces deaths among people...