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MOSCOW — Russia has made no secret of its intention to win the global race for a COVID-19 vaccine, claiming to have a viable and effective vaccine ready to launch into production in the coming weeks.But if Russia succeeds in being first to market with a vaccine, it will be a sign of the country’s…

One day, Alice gets sick. This is Charlotte. She is healthy. Although Alice is contagious, she cannot infect Charlotte because they do not spend any time together. Enter Bob, a mutual friend. Alice makes Bob sick, and Bob makes Charlotte sick. Charlotte gets sick even though she never spent any time with Alice. Let’s back…

Two coronavirus vaccines entered the final stages of human testing last week, a scientific speed record that prompted top government health officials to utter words such as “historic” and “astounding.” Pharmaceutical executives predicted to Congress in July that vaccines might be available as soon as October, or before the end of the year. As the…

For life to return to normal, the world needs a COVID-19 vaccine — possibly a few of them.Over the past month, several companies have announced promising early results for COVID-19 vaccines. But before a vaccine can be approved by the Food & Drug Administration, mass produced and distributed, it needs to be tested on tens…

Bill Gates on “serious mistakes” in COVID response Bill Gates on “serious mistakes” in COVID res… 28:30 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Wednesday that people could need multiple doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine to immunize themselves from the coronavirus. If necessary, the multiple doses could require more than 7 billion vaccinations to be administered…

LONDON, England — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the experimental vaccine. Such early trials…

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief adviser for the Trump administration’s coronavirus vaccine program, can remain a government contractor, thus shielding him from disclosure rules.Dr. Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is leading the Trump administration’s effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine.Credit…Samuel Corum for The New York TimesPublished July 15, 2020Updated July 16, 2020, 10:16 a.m.…

Some of the pharmaceutical companies developing Covid-19 vaccine candidates have pledged to not take a profit. But neither the companies nor the U.S. government bankrolling a great deal of the vaccine research has defined precisely what forgoing a profit means or how long that will last. And that’s feeding skepticism and uncertainty among industry watchers…

As the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, some scientists are proposing that existing vaccines could give the body’s immune system a much-needed temporary boost to stave off infection.It’s still unclear whether such an approach would work, and some experts are skeptical. Others — including researchers in Israel, the Netherlands and Australia — are already…

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready? Top health officials say the end of this year would be a best case scenario. But scientists have never created a vaccine so quickly, and there’s no guarantee any under development will ultimately work.Worldwide, testing recently started or is about to start for about a dozen potential vaccines.…


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