COVID VACCINES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
National Enquirer|November 09, 2020
150 labs testing life-saving shots

SCIENTISTS all over the world are scrambling to create a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19 virus, which has infected over 8.35 million Americans and caused 225,000 deaths!

Hospitals across the country are still straining to contain the flood of patients as doctors and frontline workers put in double and triple shifts to treat the sick.

But hope is on the horizon as drug trials by some 150 companies worldwide claim to be on the verge of a major breakthrough!

The U.S. has pledged $10 billion to rapidly develop and deliver 300 million doses of a vaccine — as soon as one is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — as part of “Operation Warp Speed.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is so confident in the project’s success it required all states to submit a proposal by Oct. 16 for how they would distribute the life-saving vaccine.

Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company Moderna claims to have a potential jab ready for emergency use in December — depending on the outcome of a study involving current COVID-19 patients.

In addition, New York Citybased drug maker Pfizer is formulating a vaccine in cooperation with the German firm BioNTech — and plans to seek emergency FDA approval for a COVID-19 shot by the end of this month.

Also at the human-testing stage are researchers in China, the U.K. and Russia — which in August had claimed to develop the world’s first vaccine! However, scientists slammed Russia’s boast as premature and urged further testing.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

RELATED STORIES

Finally, a Drug for Alzheimer's?

After scores of failed drugs, the FDA is set to rule on a controversial candidate

7 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
May 17, 2021

US RECOMMENDS ‘PAUSE' FOR J&J SHOTS IN BLOW TO VACCINE DRIVE

The U.S. recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign.

5 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #494

GET SMART

AI’S ROLE IN THE COVID VACCINATION PROCESS

3 mins read
The BOSS Magazine
February 2021

The Last Pandemic

Technological breakthroughs and policy progress mean humanity may never again have to endure a disaster like Covid-19.

10+ mins read
Reason magazine
May 2021

HEMP Approval Program Now Available From UF/IFAS

OWNERS OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP GENETICS can now submit their varieties for approval by the University of Florida for legal sale within the state.

2 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
February 2021

The Covid-19 Manhattan Project

Never have so many researchers trained their minds on a single problem in so brief a time. Science will never be the same.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health crisis and an economic disrupter too.

6 mins read
Industry Leaders
December 2020

THREE WAYS TO PREVENT BLANKET INJURIES

Of all the things your horse could injure himself with, his blanket seems an unlikely candidate. But don’t rule it out. Blanket mishaps do happen and they can be serious. Here are three things you can do to avoid them:

3 mins read
Equus
Winter 2020

KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC

During the coronavirus pandemic, people should guard their eyes with glasses or face shields to protect their eyes from virus infection.

2 mins read
Alternative Medicine
October 2020

EXTRA SAFETY SCRUTINY PLANNED AS VIRUS VACCINE WORRIES GROW

Facing public skepticism about rushed COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. health officials are planning extra scrutiny of the first people vaccinated when shots become available — an added safety layer experts call vital.

4 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #468