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    Jake Johnson September 21, 2020 7:09AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Insisting during a town hall Tuesday night that COVID-19 will simply disappear on its own — echoing a baseless claim he also made in February, March, April, May, June, July, and August — President Donald Trump touted a so-called "herd immunity" approach to the pandemic that public health experts warn would lead to hundreds of millions of new coronavirus infections and millions of additional deaths. "We're gonna be OK. And it is going away," Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "And it's probably gonna go away now a lot faster with the...
    By Caroline Copley and Arno Schuetze BERLIN / FRANKFURT, Jul 21 (.) – German biotech company BioNTech said on Tuesday it plans to raise cash with a stock sale in which its partner in the development of a coronavirus vaccine, Pfizer Inc, will become a shareholder . The rights offering announcement is the latest in a series of funding activities this week around German biotech companies seeking to develop potential coronavirus vaccines. BioNTech shares, whose market capitalization reaches $ 21 billion, rose 7% to $ 94.47 at 1400 GMT. BioNTech said in a statement that it plans to sell 5 million shares – worth $ 472 million at the current market price – and that Pfizer...
    Americans are divided on the forthcoming coronavirus vaccine as just 51% say they would get vaccinated for the disease if a vaccine was available today, according to a Pew Research Center poll. That's a 21% drop from May, when 72% of Americans said they would definitely or probably get a vaccine. The percentage who say they would definitely get a vaccine has been cut in half to just 21%. Most of the concern stems from worries that the vaccine may not be safe, as 77% of Americans think it will be approved before the safety and effectiveness are fully understood. TRUMP VOWS ENOUGH CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DOSES FOR 'EVERY AMERICAN' BY APRIL To try to calm those fears, the CEOs of nine...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says he expects to see a COVID-19 vaccine being proven safe and effective by November or December. “I would still put my money on November/December,” Fauci said Wednesday at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute panel, according to CNN. The nation’s top infectious disease expert has said that researchers test vaccines by giving the shots to some and a placebo to others then waiting to see if those who got the actual vaccine develop fewer cases or less-severe symptoms. He said that to tell if a vaccine candidate is effective, researchers need to see about 150 coronavirus infections occur. Up Next Close A...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said Wednesday that he would bet on a coronavirus vaccine to be proven safe and effective before the end of 2020. ‘‘I would still put my money on November/December,” he said, during a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute panel on global pandemics. Fauci, 79, one of the most trusted faces of the coronavirus task force, said his informed projection was calculated based on where the clinical trial sites are in their studies, according to CNN. He added that researchers need to see about 150 infections occur in a vaccine trial for it to be deemed safe and effective. FAUCI HONORED WITH NEW BOBBLEHEAD: 'FACEPALM EDITION' Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says he expects to see a COVID-19 vaccine being proven safe and effective by November or December. “I would still put my money on November/December,” Fauci said Wednesday at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute panel, according to CNN. The nation’s top infectious disease expert has said that researchers test vaccines by giving the shots to some and a placebo to others then waiting to see if those who got the actual vaccine develop fewer cases or less-severe symptoms. He said that to tell if a vaccine candidate is effective, researchers need to see about 150 coronavirus infections occur. Dr. Fauci Getty Images AP Ad Up Next Close Focus on your base, Trump and other commentary...
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images An overwhelming and bipartisan majority of Americans say they would “distrust” any coronavirus vaccine that was released before Election Day in November. According to an Economist/YouGov poll released Thursday, concerns about the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine released in time for the election abound. Respondents to the poll were asked “If the government announced there was a COVID-19 vaccine right before the election, how much would you trust that the vaccine would be safe and effective?” Among all respondents, 59 percent said they would either “distrust somewhat” or “distrust completely” the safety and efficacy of such a vaccine — with 36 percent saying they would completely distrust it. And while there is partisan disagreement on a...
    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - If Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine proves to be at least 70 percent effective, the company plans to seek emergency authorization for its use in high-risk groups, the company's chief executive told Reuters. Moderna's vaccine candidate - mRNA-1273 - is nearing the finish line in its push to enroll 30,000 individuals in a late-stage trial of a novel coronavirus vaccine. But the company may be able to declare victory early if it is able to show that people who got the vaccine fared much better in its trial that people who didn't. Vaccines must demonstrate they are at least 50% moreeffective than a placebo to be considered for approval. To provethat, government officials have said,...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward.Trump also suggests that's why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses."Well, we're doing great on vaccines," Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, "Rage." Heres why a vaccine will not stop the Covid-19 pandemic right away"The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine will take 13 to 14 months once you have it. Because you have to test a vaccine. As opposed to the hydroxy, you have to test it. Because the...
    Meaghan Ellis September 16, 2020 0 Comments Vice President Mike Pence claims his family “wouldn’t hesitate” to get a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as he noted the Trump administration’s plan to urge Americans to take the flu vaccine ahead of what could be a harsh flu season. Pence spoke with The Hill on Tuesday where he discussed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) comprehensive plans to prioritize at-risk Americans for the coronavirus vaccine. He also expressed confidence in the safeness and effectiveness of an FDA-approved vaccine as he admitted he and his family members would be willing to get the vaccine. “So we’ll...
    Reuters September 16, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will lay out on Wednesday how he plans if elected to develop and distribute a safe coronavirus vaccine, seeking to draw a contrast with President Donald Trump’s approach to combating the pandemic. Biden will deliver remarks in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, after getting briefed by public health experts on the efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The speech is part of a delicate balancing act the former vice president has struck in recent weeks, as Trump has suggested a vaccine could be approved ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Biden, who leads the Republican president in national opinion polls,...
    By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will lay out on Wednesday how he plans if elected to develop and distribute a safe coronavirus vaccine, seeking to draw a contrast with President Donald Trump's approach to combating the pandemic. Biden will deliver remarks in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, after getting briefed by public health experts on the efforts to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The speech is part of a delicate balancing act the former vice president has struck in recent weeks, as Trump has suggested a vaccine could be approved ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Biden, who leads the Republican president in national opinion polls, has questioned...
    Insisting during a town hall Tuesday night that Covid-19 will simply disappear on its own—echoing a baseless claim he also made in February, March, April, May, June, July, and August—President Donald Trump touted a so-called “herd immunity” approach to the pandemic that public health experts warn would lead to hundreds of millions of new coronavirus infections and millions of additional deaths. “We’re gonna be OK. And it is going away,” Trump told ABC‘s George Stephanopoulos. “And it’s probably gonna go away now a lot faster with the vaccine. It would go away without the vaccine, George.” When Stephanopoulos replied that “many deaths” would result such a scenario, Trump said: “You’ll develop like a herd mentality. It’s gonna be herd developed, and that’s gonna happen. That...
    President Donald Trump defended his handling of the coronavirus during a town hall meeting that aired Tuesday night – including from a former supporter who asked him why he threw 'people like me under the bus.' 'Yeah, well I didn't downplay it. I actually, in many ways I up-played it in terms of action,' Trump said early in the town hall program broadcast on ABC.  Trump was responding to a direct question from a voter at the event in Philadelphia.   President Donald Trump faced tough questions from voters at an ABC town hall in Philadelphia that aired Tuesday night “If you believe it's the president's responsibility to protect America, why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to...
    Cal Cunningham, the Democratic nominee challenging Sen. Thom Tillis for his North Carolina seat, expressed doubt about the safety of a coronavirus vaccine manufactured under the Trump administration and said during a Sunday night debate between the candidates that he would be "hesitant" to take it. In his answer, Cunningham said he would normally have faith in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but slammed "financial and political" corruption in Washington, D.C., that he said might push a vaccine to be approved before it is safe, saying "we should be asking tough questions, we should not take things at face value." The debate was broadcast on WCNC Charlotte. "Do I read you to say you would be hesitant to receive the vaccine if...
    The percentage of people who said that they would get a coronavirus vaccine if one becomes available has fallen from 72% in early April to 51%, a Morning Consult poll found. The weekly poll, which asked U.S. adults about the coronavirus vaccine, found that there was a double-digit decrease of people who said they would get the vaccine among men, women, Democrats, Republicans and people of all levels of education. Since late Feb., @MorningConsult has polled weekly on whether people say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if one became available. In early April, 72% of the public said they would. That share has fallen 21 points, to 51%. More takeaways: https://t.co/A26ReuJMPr pic.twitter.com/xBzVMkZQHn — Matt Bracken (@MattBracken) September 14, 2020...
    “Trump lied. People died.” This was the hot smear from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after the first snippets of tape were leaked by Washington Post bigfoot Bob Woodward from his new anti-Trump book, “Rage.” The president told Woodward back in March that he wanted to downplay the coronavirus so people wouldn’t panic, even though he said he’d been told it was an airborne threat. Predictably echoing Schumer, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough dug into the mud bucket: “Donald Trump says he didn’t want Americans to panic. No, he just wanted to sit by and watch them die.” Insert the MSNBC pandemic slogan: “This is who we are. We are in this together.” Let’s put aside the nagging question of why Republican...
    Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that a surprise vaccine before Election Day would not reach the majority for at least another full year. “I think it's going to be a combination of a vaccine that has been around for almost a year and good public health measures” before people can safely return to pre-pandemic normal life, Fauci told actress Jennifer Garner in an Instagram Live Thursday. Nine coronavirus vaccines are currently in late-stage clinical trials and could be approved as early as this fall. President Trump has said vaccine developers are on track to deliver a vaccine as soon as November, just before Election Day, but Fauci has his doubts, saying often that he...
    Well being and Human Companies Director Alex Azar vouched {that a} coronavirus vaccine would meet the “security and efficacy requirements” of the Meals and Drug Administration earlier than being launched publicly, disputing the rivalry from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his operating mate Sen. Kamala Harris that the choice would come right down to politics. “I need to be actually clear to your viewers. The president, I as secretary, and the officers on the FDA, together with the profession officers, would require that any vaccine meet the very excessive security and efficacy requirements that the FDA has set,” Azar mentioned on Fox Information’ “The Each day Briefing” Tuesday. “The FDA has really revealed clear steerage to say what...
    Health and Human Services Director Alex Azar vouched that a coronavirus vaccine would meet the “safety and efficacy standards” of the Food and Drug Administration before being released publicly, disputing the contention from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris that the decision would come down to politics. “I want to be really clear to your viewers. The president, I as secretary, and the officials at the FDA, including the career officials, will require that any vaccine meet the very high safety and efficacy standards that the FDA has set,” Azar said on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing” Tuesday. “The FDA has actually published transparent guidance to say what they will require for approval of...
    Madison Summers September 8, 2020 0 Comments 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is making it clear he would get a COVID-19 vaccine if there were a successful one ahead of the upcoming election. Asked by a reporter on Sunday if he would take a vaccine if the Trump administration offered a successful one ahead of the presidential election, Biden responded, “I would want to see what the scientists said. I want full transparency on the vaccine.” “One of the problems is the way he is playing with politics. He’s said so many things that aren’t true,” he continued as he took aim at the president. He added: “If I could get a vaccine tomorrow, I’d do it. If...
    ▶ Watch Video: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign in key battleground states Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden nominee said he’d be vaccinated against COVID-19, if there were “a vaccine tomorrow,” he said in Pennsylvania Monday. After a meeting with labor leaders in Lancaster, Biden was asked by CBS News whether he would take a vaccination, if the Trump administration developed one before the election. “I would want to see what the scientists said,” Biden replied. “I want full transparency on the vaccine.” He said of the president, “One of the problems is the way he is playing with politics. He’s said so many things that aren’t true.” There is already a significant percentage of Americans who are anxious about...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden nominee said he'd be vaccinated against COVID-19, if there were "a vaccine tomorrow," he said in Pennsylvania Monday. After a meeting with labor leaders in Lancaster, Biden was asked by CBS News whether he would take a vaccination, if the Trump administration developed one before the election. "I would want to see what the scientists said," Biden replied. "I want full transparency on the vaccine." Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox He said of the president, "One of the problems is the way he is playing with politics. He's said so many things that aren't true." News: Joe Biden says while Trump is undermining confidence in a COVID vaccine—he WOULD...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he'd take a coronavirus vaccine 'tomorrow' even if it caused him to lose the 2020 presidential election to President Donald Trump.  'If I could get a vaccine tomorrow I'd do it. If it would cost me the election I'd do it,' Biden said Monday on a campaign trip to Lancaster and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 'We need a vaccine and we need it now. As quickly as we can get it.' On the White House's North Portico Monday, Trump said Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris needed to ''immediately apologize for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric.'  Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he's take a coronavirus vaccine 'tomorrow' even if it cost him the election during a...
    Only one out of five voters said they would get a free coronavirus vaccine “as soon as possible” if one became available, the majority indicating they would “consider it” but ultimately wait it out. A CBS News poll found that the majority of voters would wait to get a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus. Fifty-eight percent said they would “consider it” but ultimately “wait to see what happens,” whereas 21 percent said they would get one “as soon as possible,” representing an 11-point drop from the 32 percent who said the same in July. Another 21 percent said they would “never get one,” a four-point increase from the 17 percent who said they would “never get one” in July. Notably, a...
    Savannah Rychcik September 6, 2020 0 Comments Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is willing to listen to leading health officials about the efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine, but not President Donald Trump. The host of CNN’s “State of the Union” Dana Bash, noted Trump has promised a vaccine will be available by the end of the year or possibly sooner. Bash asked Harris if she would trust this vaccine. “No, I would not trust his word. I would trust the word of public health experts and scientists but not Donald Trump,” Harris said. She argued since the onset of the outbreak, the nation has learned there is “very little we can trust that comes out of Donald...
    Harris has focused on helping micro-businesses. Ethan Miller / Getty Staff Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, said she "would not trust Donald Trump" with a coronavirus vaccine. "I will not take his word for it," Harris said in an interview with CNN that aired Sunday. Contrary to warnings from experts and health officials, President Donald Trump said on Friday that a vaccine would be available for distribution as soon as next month. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said she "would not trust Donald Trump" when asked whether she'd get an approved coronavirus vaccine before the November election.  "I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would...
    Skepticism about getting a coronavirus vaccine has grown since earlier this summer, and most voters say if a vaccine were made available this year, their first thought would be that it was rushed through without enough testing. Just 21% of voters nationwide now say they would get a vaccine as soon as possible if one became available at no cost, down from 32% in late July. Most would consider it but would wait to see what happens to others before getting one.  Two-thirds of voters think if a vaccine were announced as soon as this year, their initial thought would be that it was rushed through without enough testing, rather than a scientific achievement that happened quickly. Among those who...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, said she would not trust President Trump’s word on the effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine, in an interview expected to air Sunday. Harris voiced concerns that medical professionals would not be the ones to validate a vaccine, if it was pushed out prior to the Nov. 3 election. “[T]hey’ll be muzzled, they’ll be suppressed, they will be sidelined, because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days, and he’s grasping for whatever he can get to pretend that he’s been a leader on this issue when he’s not,” Harris said during the CNN interview. “I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris told CNN’s Dana Bash that she would be especially wary of a coronavirus vaccine that was approved quickly. Harris, who spoke to Bash in a pre-recorded interview set to air Sunday morning, told Bash that “if past is prologue,” the experts who disagreed with President Donald Trump would simply be “muzzled” or “sidelined” so that they couldn’t derail his chances at reelection. (RELATED: ‘Very Strange’: Trump Slams Biden And Harris For Nixing Questions — And Reporters For Letting Them) WATCH: “Do you trust that in the situation where we’re in now that the public health experts and scientists will get the last word on the efficacy of a vaccine?” Bash asked. (RELATED: Bernie...
    Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris expressed uncertainty when asked if she would take a vaccine released to the public before Election Day. Harris recently sat down for an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, a clip of which was released on Saturday. "Let's just say there is a vaccine that is approved and even distributed before the election. Would you get it?" Bash asked. Harris answered, "Well, I think that's gonna be an issue for all of us. I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump, and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he's talking about. I will not take his word for it."...
    Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said that she wouldn’t take Donald Trump’s word when it comes to a pre-election coronavirus vaccine. While speaking with CNN on the State of the Union, as a video posted to Twitter shows, Harris chatted with Dana Bash about the possibility of a vaccination for COVID-19 by early November. Bash asked if Harris had confidence that scientists and health experts would get the final say over the Trump administration when it comes to bringing an inoculation to the market. “If past is prologue, they will not, they will be muscled, they’ll be suppressed. They will be silenced,” Harris said. “Because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days, and he’s grasping...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris declined to say whether she would take an approved COVID-19 vaccine distributed ahead of the upcoming election, saying she would not take President Trump's word that a vaccine was ready to be used. "I would not trust Donald Trump, and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he's talking about," Harris said in an interview with CNN on Saturday. "I will not take his word for it." She also said she believed public health experts would be sidelined in the development of a vaccine. Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox "They'll be muzzled, they'll be suppressed, they...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCelebrities recording personalized Cameo messages in Biden fundraising effort Sarah Jessica Parker helps launch 'Moms for Biden' in Ohio The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden visits Kenosha | Trump's double-voting suggestion draws fire | Facebook clamps down on election ads MORE said she would not take President TrumpDonald John TrumpDHS to label white supremacists as the 'most persistent and lethal threat' to the US: report Buttigieg slams Trump over comments on fallen soldiers: 'He must think we're all suckers' White House tells federal agencies to cancel 'divisive' racial sensitivity training: report MORE’s word about the efficacy of a potential coronavirus vaccine released before the November election. In an interview with CNN set to air in...
    Vice presidential candidate and California Senator Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust President Donald Trump’s word alone if a coronavirus vaccine were rushed out before election day, telling CNN she would need to see more credible information on safety and efficacy. Amid concern over the FDA’s decision to potentially approve a vaccine before trials are complete, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Sen. Harris about her confidence in such a vaccine. “Do you trust that, in the situation where we’re in now, that the public health experts and the scientists will get the last word on the efficacy of a vaccine?” Bash asked. “If past is prologue, they will not, they will be muscled, they’ll be suppressed. They will be silenced,”...
    Washington (CNN)Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said that President Donald Trump's word alone on any potential coronavirus vaccine is not enough. Asked by CNN's Dana Bash in a clip released Saturday whether she would get a vaccine that was approved and distributed before the election, Harris replied, "Well, I think that's going to be an issue for all of us." "I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he's talking about," she continued in the clip from an exclusive interview airing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. ET. "I will not take...
    The nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, addressed the Trump administration’s very public push to get any possible Covid-19 vaccines released by the FDA before Phase 3 trials are complete, intimating he would speak out if he was any political “interference” with the scientific process. During an appearance on CNN’s Situation Room, Fauci discussed the Trump White House’s Operation Warp Speed, which the president has promised will deliver a vaccine by the end of the year or “maybe even sooner.” However, high-level public health experts outside of the administration have raised serious concerns about skipping any safety and efficacy protocols, calling such a move “incredibly dangerous.” “Just moments ago, President Trump said we will probably have the vaccine sometime...
    Illinois could be on the verge of entering Phase 5 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 reopening plan, if the statewide plan remains in place and a vaccine is approved by the federal government. On May 5, Pritzker revealed his five-phase reopening plan called “ Restore Illinois.” That was after nearly two months of stay-at-home orders. His plan four months ago laid out what would relax all restrictions. “The only way that we can cross into Phase 5, Illinois Restored, with all the sectors of the economy running with completely normal operations is with a vaccine,” Pritzker said. He also said Phase 5 of the plan could come about with a widely available COVID-19 treatment or the elimination...
    Nearly two-thirds of voters say they will not want a coronavirus vaccine as soon as it becomes available, according to a new survey. A Suffolk University poll found that 67% of people would think twice about getting first access to a coronavirus vaccine once it is granted federal approval and that 44% would wait to get vaccinated until others have tried it first. Pollsters also found that Democrats are more likely than Republicans to get the vaccine at some point, either immediately or after others have gotten it. The youngest people included in the survey, under 24, and the oldest, 75 and older, were the likeliest to get the vaccine at some point. The polling data, which...
    Donald Trump looks on as FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn addresses the media With Donald Trump applying pressure to release a vaccine, possibly before any vaccine completes Phase 3 trials, it’s worth looking at what that means, and the possible consequences other than a complete loss of public faith in the FDA, CDC, and the vaccination program. Before they reach the public, most drugs and vaccines go through a lot more than three phases. There are pre-clinical studies done to determine whether the basic idea behind a treatment can be expected to work. There are cell studies, done in a Petri dish or equivalent, to see if the drug appears to be effective outside a living body. If those first two...
    By Jen Christensen | CNN Vaccine experts are warning the federal government against rushing out a coronavirus vaccine before testing has shown it’s both safe and effective. Decades of history show why they’re right. FDA signals vaccine could green light early Their concern that the FDA may be moving too quickly heightened when FDA Commissioner Dr. Steven Hahn told the Financial Times that his agency could consider an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a Covid-19 vaccine before late stage clinical trials are complete if the data show strong enough evidence it would protect people. The commissioner has the authority to allow unapproved medical products to be used in an emergency when there are no adequate or approved alternatives. An EUA...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Are you willing to get a coronavirus vaccine?74% of people say "yes" in a new global survey by the World Economic Forum, but the numbers vary widely internationally.Two-thirds of Americans responded "yes," while only 54% of Russians are interested, and 97% of respondents in China said they'd get a vaccine.EMBED More News Videos The results varied widely around the world. The most common concern among Americans not interested is the possibility of side effects.Nearly 20,000 people around the world took part in the survey.Meantime, New York City reported its lowest positivity rate at 0.59% for Sunday.What to know about coronavirus:Back to school informationHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?What's Open, What's Closed...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — College campuses are being forced to go online as COVID-19 cases rise with the return to school and now comes concern about K-12 students as their classes resume. But Dr. David Agus, a professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and a CBS Contributor says the concern is understood but, “We know how to stop this virus and we can go back to a new normal way of life is we do that. And its wearing a mask and social distancing. They work. There is no question having a vaccine and an effective treatment are the next level which will enable us to de-mask and socialize things...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Are you willing to get a coronavirus vaccine?74% of people say "yes" in a new global survey by the World Economic Forum, but the numbers vary widely internationally.Two-thirds of Americans responded yes, while only 54% of Russians are interested, and 97% of respondents in China said they'd get a vaccine.EMBED More News Videos The results varied widely around the world. The most common concern among Americans not interested is the possibility of side effects.Nearly 20,000 people around the world took part in the survey.Meantime, New York City reported its lowest positivity rate at 0.59% for Sunday.What to know about coronavirus:Back to school informationHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?What's Open, What's Closed...
    (CNN)The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration said "all options are on the table" when asked if he would resign if pressured to release a coronavirus vaccine before he feels it's ready."I can tell you, our decision at FDA will not be made on any other criteria than the science and data associated with these clinical trials," Dr. Stephen Hahn told CBS.Health officials and the public have expressed concern that the desire to have a vaccine to control the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 6 million people in the US could rush the development process with a less safe and effective result. One emergency physician said shortcuts in vaccine approval would be a "slippery slope." The...
    (CNN)On Monday, the Financial Times reported that the White House may bypass standard Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations to fast-track the use of the so-called Oxford coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Kent SepkowitzThe possible shortcut seems similar to the administration's decision on Sunday to circumvent the same regulatory body to, as the President said, break "the logjam over the last week" by granting emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma treatment. This was despite prior skepticism from some top government health officials that enough data existed to warrant such action, according to a CNN source. As with the convalescent plasma decision, this tough-guy approach of pushing aside regulations to introduce an incompletely studied vaccine is an enormous mistake. The Oxford vaccine,...
    Harvard global health expert, Dr. Ashish Jha, warned of possible “shenanigans” in response to President Donald Trump’s recent, unexpected tease of “big news” about a Covid-19 vaccine. Speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday evening, Jha’s comments came after he expressed alarm about the FDA’s abrupt approval of convalescent plasma as a coronavirus therapeutic after Trump openly pressured the agency and baselessly questioned its deliberate drug review process as possibly being part of a “Deep State” plot to hurt him politically. “How dangerous is it for there to be political pressure on the critically developments?” Blitzer asked Jha. “American people trust the scientists of the FDA and the CDC to make decisions based on evidence and data and not...
    Billions of people are going to need a coronavirus vaccine and that demand is going to be hard to meet. Francesco Carta fotografo/Moment via Getty Images The race for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is well underway. It’s tempting to assume that once the first vaccine is approved for human use, all the problems of this pandemic will be immediately solved. Unfortunately, that is not exactly the case. Developing a new vaccine is only the first part of the complex journey that’s supposed to end with a return to some sort of normal life. Producing hundreds of millions of vaccines for the U.S. – and billions for the world as a whole – will be no small feat. There are many...
    Reuters August 21, 2020 0 Comments A top U.S. health regulator who will help decide the fate of a coronavirus vaccine has vowed to resign if the Trump administration approves a vaccine before it is shown to be safe and effective, Reuters has learned. Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, made the statement in response to concerns raised on a conference call late last week of government officials, pharmaceutical executives and academics who serve on a vaccine working group organized by the National Institutes of Health, according to three sources familiar with the matter. When contacted by Reuters, Marks confirmed the account. Scientists, public health officials and lawmakers are worried...
    By Dan Levine and Marisa Taylor (Reuters) - A top U.S. health regulator who will help decide the fate of a coronavirus vaccine has vowed to resign if the Trump administration approves a vaccine before it is shown to be safe and effective, Reuters has learned. Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, made the statement in response to concerns raised on a conference call late last week of government officials, pharmaceutical executives and academics who serve on a vaccine working group organized by the National Institutes of Health, according to three sources familiar with the matter. When contacted by Reuters, Marks confirmed the account. Scientists, public health officials and lawmakers are...
    The U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationJacquelyn Martin | AP A top U.S. health regulator who will help decide the fate of a coronavirus vaccine has vowed to resign if the Trump administration approves a vaccine before it is shown to be safe and effective, Reuters has learned. Peter Marks, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, made the statement in response to concerns raised on a conference call late last week of government officials, pharmaceutical executives and academics who serve on a vaccine working group organized by the National Institutes of Health, according to three sources familiar with the matter. When contacted by Reuters, Marks confirmed the account. Scientists, public health officials and lawmakers...
    Pope Francis on Wednesday warned against any prospect that rich people would get priority for a coronavirus vaccine. "The pandemic is a crisis. You don't come out of it the same – either better or worse,'' Francis said, adding improvised remarks to his planned speech for his weekly public audience. "We must come out better" from the COVID-19 pandemic, the pope said. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox After the COVID-19 pandemic, the pope said, the world can't return to normality if normal means social injustice and degradation of the natural environment. Francis said: "How sad it would be if for the COVID-19 vaccine priority is given to the richest." He also said...
    LESS than HALF of American adults said they would get a coronavirus vaccine even if it was approved by the government, a new poll reveals. While 44 percent of those surveyed said they would get vaccinated, nearly a quarter answered a full-stop 'no' and about 32 percent were undecided. 3New data from NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll shows only 42 percent of American adults would get a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine In the latest poll conducted from August 10 to 16, more than 30,000 American adults were selected to share their thoughts on a COVID-19 blocking shot. The shocking responses divided along political, racial, income, and educational lines. A majority of Democrats, seniors, Asians, those making at least $100,000 and those...
    VIDEO4:5604:56Moderna clinical trial investigator on hopes for the vaccineSquawk Box 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 only about 40% to 60% effective,"  Dr. Carlos del Rio of Emory University said Tuesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." The Food and Drug Administration indicated last month it would authorize a coronavirus vaccine as long as it is safe and at least 50% effective. Dr. Stephen Hahn, the agency's commissioner, said at the time it would be "unrealistic"...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned the death toll would be "enormous" if the U.S. allowed the coronavirus to run rampant in a bid to achieve herd immunity. Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, made his remarks Thursday during a 41-minute live Instagram interview with actor Matthew McConaughey. He noted any herd immunity attempt would have significant impact of those considered most vulnerable to the virus. "If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people without symptoms, a lot of people are going to die," Fauci said. "You look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity as it were. With the number of people with hypertension. With the number of people...
    Dr Anthony Fauci explained to Matthew McConaughey on Thursday that the death toll would be 'enormous' had the US attempted to achieve herd immunity just hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a grim forecast that predicts 189,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 by early September.  In an discussion with the actor on Instagram, the nation's top infectious disease expert said: 'If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people who are without symptoms ... a lot of people are going to die.' 'If you look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity as it were, with the number of people with hypertension, with the number of people with diabetes,...
    Meaghan Ellis August 13, 2020 0 Comments Bill Gates offered his take on the coronavirus vaccines currently being tested in clinical trials. During an interview with Bloomberg, the Microsoft Corporation magnate expressed concern about the timeline President Donald Trump is touting for an approved coronavirus vaccine. Although the president has claimed there could be a vaccine by the end of the year, specifically before Election Day, Gates is not confident about the effectiveness of an expedited vaccine. According to Gates, it “won’t be ideal in terms of its effectiveness against sickness and transmission. It may not have a long duration, and it will mainly be used in rich countries as a stopgap measure.” As for when an approved vaccine...
    ONE third of Americans would refuse a coronavirus vaccine even if it were free, a recent poll of more than 7,600 people has found. Only 65 per cent of respondents to the Gallup survey said they would get a vaccine if it were available today. 4Nurse Isabelli Guasso administers China's Sinovac vaccine, a potential vaccine for the coronavirus disease to volunteer and nurse Fabiana Souza in BrazilCredit: Reuters The Gallup poll, released on Friday, asked 7,632 respondents the following question: “If an FDA-approved vaccine to prevent coronavirus/COVID-19 was available right now at no cost, would you agree to be vaccinated?” A total of 35 per cent said they would not, but a higher percentage of minorities, who are disproportionately impacted...
    The potential COVID-19 treatment being developed by Moderna would use pioneering technology to transform the body into a so-called vaccine producing-machine, according to a report. Traditional vaccines typically inject an inactivated or weakened form of a virus, prompting the immune system to develop antibodies that protect the body against the disease, Bloomberg reported. But Moderna’s candidate would use human cells to “become miniature vaccine factories in their own right,” the outlet reported. The vaccine contains a messenger RNA, or mRNA, that carries instructions for making SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins, which can trick the body into thinking it is already infected with COVID-19. Scientists hope it will trigger an immune response that would generate antibodies against the virus. The results so far...
    The potential COVID-19 treatment being developed by Moderna would use pioneering technology to transform the body into a so-called vaccine producing-machine, according to a report. Traditional vaccines typically inject an inactivated or weakened form of a virus, prompting the immune system to develop antibodies that protect the body against the disease, Bloomberg reported. But Moderna’s candidate would use human cells to “become miniature vaccine factories in their own right,” the outlet reported. The vaccine contains a messenger RNA, or mRNA, that carries instructions for making SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins, which can trick the body into thinking it is already infected with COVID-19. Scientists hope it will trigger an immune response that would generate antibodies against the virus. The results so far...
    (CNN)Would you trust a vaccine if Vladimir Putin told you it was safe?Follow-up question: Would Donald Trump trust a vaccine if Putin told him it was safe?This is not the space race, it's a worldwide pandemic. Putin is nevertheless trying to claim victory here. And while the US medical community has poured cold water on Trump's suggestions that a vaccine could be ready by Election Day, Putin has just pulled one out of a hat and named it Sputnik, after the satellite mission that shocked the world in 1957. Never underestimate the willingness of powerful people to engage in some geopolitical propaganda. That's why Putin sent PPE to New York this spring, even as the virus took hold in his...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is shaping up to be the administration’s approach if the US is the first in the world to develop a Covid-19 vaccine or treatment.  U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar on Monday said that any vaccine and therapeutics would be shared around the globe only once the US’s “needs are satisfied,” according to Reuters.  6U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said that US would share a Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutics with the world after its own 'needs are satisfied'Credit: AP:Associated Press 6More than 200 Covid-19 vaccine candidates are working around the globeCredit: Reuters “Our first priority of course is to develop and produce enough quantity of safe and effective FDA-approved vaccines and therapeutics for use in...
    Any coronavirus vaccine developed in the United States would be shared with the international community only after the needs of Americans have been met, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters on Monday during his visit to Taiwan, the Independent reported. “Our first priority, of course, is to develop and produce enough quantity of safe and effective FDA-approved vaccines and therapeutics for use in the United States,” Azar said. “But we anticipate having capacity that, once those needs are satisfied, those products would be available in the world community according to fair and equitable distributions that we would consult in the international community on.” President Donald Trump has vowed to have a vaccine ready before the end of...
    The U.S. will share any coronavirus vaccine it develops with the globe after American needs are met, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday during a visit to Taiwan. "Our first priority of course is to develop and produce enough quantity of safe and effective FDA-approved vaccines and therapeutics for use in the United States," Azar said, according to Reuters. CHINA RANKLED BY HHS SECRETARY AZAR'S TAIWAN VISIT "But we anticipate having capacity that, once those needs are satisfied, those products would be available in the world community according to fair and equitable distributions that we would consult in the international community on," he said, according to Reuters. Azar, left, is greeted by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, during a...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday that any U.S. vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 would be shared fairly with the rest of the world, once the U.S. need has been satisfied. There are more than 200 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development around the world, including more than 20 in human clinical trials. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to have a shot ready before year's end, though they typically take several years to develop and test for safety and effectiveness. "Our first priority of course is to develop and produce enough quantity of safe and effective FDA-approved vaccines and therapeutics for use in the United States," Azar told reporters while on a visit to Taiwan....
    Pediatricians concerned about parents who have questions regarding vaccinating children want to reassure them that if and when a coronavirus vaccine is available, it will be safe. “Some studies and early polls have suggested that upwards of one-fourth to one-third of the population would not readily accept a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available,” said Dr. Sarah Schaffer DeRoo, a pediatrician at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. Schaffer DeRoo co-authored “Planning for a COVID-19 Vaccination Program,” a paper published in the journal JAMA Network. What she calls “vaccine hesitancy” ranges from adamant anti-vaxxers to families who question vaccines because they feel that’s the role of parents. “I would say that the majority of families have at least...
    A recent survey by King’s College or university London and Ipsos MORI showed only 53 p.c of the United kingdom populace are “extremely probable” to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as soon as it can be on the market place. Younger voters had been twice as likely to oppose the vaccine in the poll of 2,237 persons aged between 16 and 75. To gauge readers’ sights on the topical concern, Express.co.uk conducted an unique poll asking: “Should Britons be forced to have the coronavirus jab when it is developed?” Sixty-5 % (2,906) of respondents claimed no, with several declaring they would have to be dragged kicking and screaming to have the vaccine administered. 30-4 % (1,617) stated a compulsory vaccine programme need to...
    More than a third of Americans said they would not get a vaccine against coronavirus at the present time even if it were to be free and approved by the FDA.  65% of those responding to the survey say they would accept the offer and get themselves vaccinated while 35% said they would not.  Those who who say they would not be happy to get the injection also runs roughly along party political lines with less than half of Republicans (47%) saying they would take the jab but with 81% of Democrats ready to line up to be inoculated, according to a new Gallup poll.  35% of Americans say they would not take COVID injection when its available according to...
    The director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Sunday addressed the possibility of a 50 percent effective coronavirus vaccine, saying it would be “better than what we have.” Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,”  Tom Inglesby discussed comments by Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: Trump to take executive action after coronavirus talks collapse | Vaccine official says he'd resign if pressured politically Fauci's DC neighbors put up 'thank you' signs in their yards Cuomo says New York schools can reopen in-person this fall MORE, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, who said that an initial coronavirus vaccine could only be effective for half the population. “I think we would take 50...
    More than a third of Americans say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine right now, even if were free and FDA-approved, according to a new Gallup poll. Political party affiliation is the biggest difference-maker as 81% of Democrats said they would get a vaccine, while less than half of Republicans, 47%, said they would get the vaccine. White Americans are more likely than non-White Americans to say they would get a vaccine if it was available, 67% to 59%. That’s despite the fact that “some racial and ethnic minority groups are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” as the CDC puts it. FAUCI SAYS FIRST CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DOSES COULD ARRIVE IN EARLY 2021 At the beginning of the coronavirus...
    It’s encouraging that so many biotech and pharmaceutical companies are working on COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers will need a lot of volunteers to run human trials. Maybe you should participate. Arlene Weintraub profiles the type of person vaccine developers want for trials, along with what to expect if you participate, the chance of getting a placebo and possible side effects. Record-low mortgage rates Jacob Passy describes what should be a borrower’s paradise, but is turning out to be a difficult market for home buyers. A mural outside Andy's Bar, one of dozens of murals painted on buildings in Denton, Texas. Victoria DeCuir/ Courtesy Denton Public Library Retirement destinations Silvia Ascarelli helps a woman who wants to retire and move from...
    One in three Americans would not get a free, FDA-approved vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, a Gallup poll released Friday revealed. While a majority indicated they would agree to be vaccinated, a sizeable portion of Americans indicated they would not. “If an FDA-approved vaccine to prevent coronavirus/COVID-19 was available right now at no cost, would you agree to be vaccinated?” Gallup asked. Sixty-five percent of all Americans said yes, compared to 35 percent who said no. The decision to get a vaccine appears to correspond strongly with political parties. A vast majority of Democrats, 81 percent, said they would get a vaccine, as did 59 percent of independents. However, a majority of Republicans, 53 percent, indicated they would not get the...
    Scientists suspect that a potential COVID-19 vaccine would be less effective in protecting obese Americans from the disease, which has infected millions worldwide and killed more than 157,000 in the U.S. alone. In a  new report from CNN and Kaiser Health News, researchers pointed out that other prominent vaccines dating back to 1985 -- like those for the flu and hepatitis A and hepatitis B -- have not worked as well in providing immunity for obese adults. “Will we have a COVID vaccine next year tailored to the obese? No way,” Raz Shaikh, an associate professor with the University of North Carolina’s nutrition department, told Kaiser on Wednesday. RUSSIA PLANS MASS VACCINATIONS BY OCTOBER That said, those with obesity are still highly encouraged to obtain...
    From the get-go with the coronavirus, experts have told us that what will save us is a vaccine. But a new poll published Tuesday reveals that a steadily decreasing share of Americans — significantly less than half — say they are willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine should one ever be developed, Yahoo News reported.What did people say about getting vaccinated? Polling by Yahoo News and YouGov have found fewer and fewer of us are planning to get a COVID vaccine once one is developed. When the surveys first began in early May, 55% of all Americans said they would get vaccinated. That number has shrunk every time the poll has been conducted. In late may,...
    MOSCOW – Clinical tests of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia’s National Center for Epidemiological and Microbiological Research “Gamalei” have been completed and the registration phase is beginning, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko reported. “The vaccine against the new coronavirus developed by the Gamalei center has completed clinical trials and documents are now being prepared for registration,” said Murashko, quoted by TASS. According to the Minister of Health, doctors and teachers will be the first to receive this vaccine, and it is planned that it will be sent to the Russian regions from August 10. “We plan to have the broader vaccination campaign, which will gradually be added to the new care system, begin in October,” he said. The...
    Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dr. Stephen M. Hahn testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 23, 2020.Kevin Dietsch | Pool via Reuters The Food and Drug Administration would authorize a coronavirus vaccine so long as it is safe and at least 50% effective, Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said Thursday. "We all want a vaccine tomorrow. That's unrealistic. And we all want a vaccine that's 100% effective. Again, unrealistic," Hahn said in an interview with Dr. Howard Bauchner of the The Journal of the American Medical Association. "But we said 50%, and the reason was because we felt that that was a reasonable...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some encouraging news and some sobering news about a COVID-19 vaccine, when might one be available – and will people actually take it? In his latest Max Minute report, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez has the details about a coronavirus vaccine. Virtually since the beginning of the pandemic five months ago, much of America has hung its hopes on a coronavirus vaccine to beat the pandemic and get back to some version of normal life. And while some vaccine candidates may be getting closer, a new poll questions whether people will even take a COVID-19 vaccine. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress...
    Madison Summers July 23, 2020 0 Comments Once a successful COVID-19 vaccine is made available, President Donald Trump has made it known he would “absolutely” take it. When asked if he would “consider being one of the first to take this vaccine to send a message to the American public” during an interview with Fox News’ Dr. Marc Siegel, Trump first responded by noting conflicting potential reactions if he were the first or last person to take it. “If I’m the first one, they will say, ‘He’s so selfish, he wanted to get the vaccine first,'” he said. “And then other people would say, ‘Hey, that’s a very brave thing to do.'” The president then added that he would...
    President Trump said Wednesday he would take the coronavirus vaccine first — if he was asked to. Trump was speaking to Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel just hours after announcing a $2 billion order for 100 million doses of a potential vaccine for the virus from Pfizer. But the president added that while he wanted to reassure the public, he did not want to appear “selfish.” “Well, you know the way it works,” Trump answered. “If I’m the first one they’ll say, ‘He’s so selfish, he wanted to get the vaccine first.’ And then other people would say, ‘Hey, that’s a brave thing to do.’” “I would absolutely if they wanted me to and they thought it was...
    President Trump said Wednesday he would take the coronavirus vaccine first — if he was asked to. Trump was speaking to Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel just hours after announcing a $2 billion order for 100 million doses of a potential vaccine for the virus from Pfizer. But the president added that while he wanted to reassure the public, he did not want to appear “selfish.” “Well, you know the way it works,” Trump answered. “If I’m the first one they’ll say, ‘He’s so selfish, he wanted to get the vaccine first.’ And then other people would say, ‘Hey, that’s a brave thing to do.'” “I would absolutely if they wanted me to and they thought it was right,...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday volunteered to be one of the first to take the COVID-19 vaccine and also defended Dr. Deborah Birx, a leader of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, following a New York Times article that painted her as the member who stressed positive information to Trump throughout the pandemic. “Well, you know the way it works. If I’m the first one they’ll say ‘he’s so selfish. He wanted to get the vaccine first,” Trump told Fox News contributor Marc Siegel in a TV interview. “Then other people would say ‘hey, that’s a very brave thing to do’.” “I would absolutely if they wanted me to and thought it was right, I’d take it first or I’d...
    President Trump said the United States would work with China if it were to successfully create a vaccine for the coronavirus. The president, speaking independently from his team of medical experts, held the first White House coronavirus briefing in recent weeks on Tuesday. During the briefing, he repeatedly labeled the COVID-19 virus the “China virus,” but said the effort to get people in the U.S. a preventative inoculation is global when asked about Chinese vaccine production. “Yesterday, a study by a Chinese company showed some promising results for its coronavirus vaccine candidate. If China were first in developing the vaccine, or even if it weren’t, would the administration be willing to work with China to bring a successful...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new study suggests people who have recovered from COVID-19 might not have immunity to the virus for very long. A local doctor spoke with Eyewitness News about what this could mean in the race to develop a vaccine. New research shows the body’s defense against the coronavirus may not be as long-lived as first thought. “What they’re saying is, the antibody response that shows up in a person’s blood may only last three to six months,” Dr. Rob Danoff, the program director of family medicine at Jefferson Northeast, said. Danoff says it’s too early to tell whether this will have an impact on how effective a vaccine will be. “Does that mean a person could get...
    Getty The race for a COVID-19 vaccine is on. A poll by ABC News and the Washington Post says that 27 percent of adults in the United States would not get a COVID-19 vaccine even if one becomes available. On July 5, that led the FDA Commissioner to express concern, even as he pledged that the government will do it’s job to make sure vaccine candidates are safe. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said on ABC News: “It is a sizeable number and it is concerning and of course the issue of vaccines in this country has been around for a number of years….the nation’s FDA has incredible scientific expertise, and we will do our job to assess the...
    Coronavirus — Dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford University. Oxford Vaccine Group Photo According to the leading scientist for the COVID-19 vaccine at the University of Oxford, immunization of this would take several years The vaccine against him COVID-19 developed by the Oxford University it could immunize people for ‘several years’. This was explained by the professor of Vaccination, Sarah Gilbert, who directs the project. In a communication with the Committee on Science and Technology of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, the expert reported that the tests carried out so far are “promising”, when observing a “correct immune response”. Based on evidence from the vaccine, it would provide better protection against SARS-CoV-2 than any immunity natural...
    The U.S. may not see a coronavirus vaccine finish development until next year, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said Thursday morning as an increasing number of Americans say they would get the shot. 'We are on target to reach a vaccine by years end or early next year,' Hahn, who also is part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told Good Morning America. 'So, I'm cautiously optimistic.' Hahn did not specify if he was referencing when the vaccine would be finished development and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which must ensure the safety of all vaccines, or if he was talking about a timeline for when it would likely get through all the red tape and be available...
    Matthew Rozsa June 30, 2020 4:00PM (UTC) Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Aspen Ideas Festival on Sunday that there is a serious risk that the U.S. population will failing to develop herd immunity against the coronavirus if too many people refuse to be vaccinated. During the interview Fauci said that he would "settle" for a coronavirus vaccine that is only 70 to 75 percent effective, since that "would bring you to that level that would be herd-immunity level." When a questioner asked if this would be the case even if one-quarter of the population refused to be vaccinated, Fauci replied that was "unlikely." : "That's one of the reasons why we have to make sure...
    JEREMY Hunt has warned that local lockdowns will become the "new normal" until a vaccine is found. It comes as harsher restrictions are coming into force in Leicester following a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the city. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned local lockdowns could be the 'new normal'Credit: Getty Images - Getty The former health secretary said that the situation was "inevitable" as the country gears up for more relaxed measures this weekend. He also warned that the easing of restrictions would be a "stop, go" process until there is a vaccine. Mr Hunt, chairman of the Commons Health and Social Care...
    Nine House Democrats defected from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and voted for a Republican amendment to ensure that a Democrat bill would not hamper the development of a coronavirus vaccine. As the House prepared to vote on H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, which would increase the Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) offered a motion to recommit. Walden’s motion to recommit would send the bill back to the Energy and Commerce Committee and attach an amendment to H.R. 1425 to ensure that the bill would not “adversely affect research on, development of, or approval of any drug (including any biological product) intended to treat or prevent infection with the virus that...
    THE US's top infectious disease expert has warned that anti-vaxxers could prevent the nation from reaching herd immunity as three coronavirus vaccines are entering clinical trials. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that herd immunity is not likely given the combination of people opposed to vaccinations and a COVID-19 vaccine that may not be completely effective. 4 Dr. Anthony Fauci said that anti-vaxxers could prevent the US from reaching herd immunity to coronavirusCredit: UPI 4 Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would settle for a COVID-19 vaccine that is 70 to 75 percent effectiveCredit: Getty Images - Getty "The best we've ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and...
    Madison Summers June 29, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Anthony Fauci suggests if there are enough people refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine once made available, the U.S. will not achieve “herd immunity.” The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci, told CNN during an interview Sunday that the best ever done on vaccines was for the measles, which he says “is 97 to 98% effective.” “That would be wonderful if we get there,” he added about COVID-19, before saying, “I don’t think we will. I would settle for [a] 70, 75% effective vaccine.” Asked about a previous CNN poll showing a third of Americans say they will not get a COVID-19 vaccine and if that...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would “settle” for a coronavirus vaccine that’s 70 percent to 75 percent effective – but warned that the US may not achieve herd immunity to the contagion if too many people refuse to be vaccinated, according to a report. “The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” the top US infectious disease expert told CNN. “That would be wonderful if we get there. I don’t think we will. I would settle for [a] 70, 75 percent effective vaccine.” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, noted that the incomplete protection and the fact that many people say they will skip the vaccine makes it...
    Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSacha Baron Cohen pranks right-wing event in Washington State Coronavirus infections top 10 million globally US hits 2.5M coronavirus cases as states tally record one-day highs MORE, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Sunday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the start of 2021, but warned that the U.S. would likely not reach herd immunity if a substantial portion of the population refused to take it.  Fauci said during an interview with CNN that aired as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival that he would settle for a vaccine that was 70 to 75 percent effective, noting that it would "bring you to herd immunity level.” But when asked about the...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said its "unlikely" the United States would reach herd immunity from the coronavirus even if a successful vaccine is developed because of strong resistance to getting inoculated. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases spoke with CNNs Elizabeth Cohen during an interview broadcast for the Aspen Ideas Festival Sunday night and noted there is a good chance a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be available by the end of this year or early next year. "I still think that one can say that Im cautiously optimistic that we will have one or maybe more candidates of vaccines that could be available and be effective by the end of the year or the...
    Coronavirus — CDC Discusses Who Will Get First Covid Vaccine-19 0:56 . – Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would “settle” for a covid-19 vaccine that was 70% to 75% effective, but this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they will not receive a vaccine against coronavirus makes it “unlikely” that the United States will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak. With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months. “The best one we’ve done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It would be wonderful if...
    Coronavirus — Various investigations by Chinese and American scientists have found that the antibodies that are generated to fight the coronavirus they could only last between two and three months, which would imply that immunity would have no long-term effects. The study reveals that most of those infected generate immunity against the disease, but this disappears as the body is recovering from the infection. The Chongqing University of Medicine, China, has analyzed the level of antibodies of a group of infected, and has verified that su level decreased significantly 8 weeks after discharge. The reduction is especially significantly in the case of IgG, the most common antibody in the human body and the hardest to fight the virus, which...