FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

BREAKING: FDA will make it HARDER to get a coronavirus vaccine approved in a move that could block Trump’s plan to have a shot before Election Day The FDA is expected to announce new, tougher requirements for a COVID-19 vaccine as early as this week, anonymous sources told the Washington Post Tougher guidelines will make … Read more FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

Trump calls CDC boss ‘confused’ for testimony on masks, vaccines

President Donald Trump contradicted his Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head saying he was ‘confused’ and ‘mistaken’ when he told Congress a coronavirus vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until the second quarter of next year.  Trump also said Dr. Robert Redfield must have ‘misunderstood’ a question when he told a Senate committee, ‘I might even … Read more Trump calls CDC boss ‘confused’ for testimony on masks, vaccines

Bill Gates does not think the FDA can be trusted with COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Gates no longer trusts US regulators – and questions whether the Food and Drug Administration’s eventual approval of a coronavirus vaccine will mean the shot is safe.  ‘The FDA lost a lot of credibility,’ the billionaire philanthropist told Bloomberg Television, referring to the agency’s series of prematurely positive outlook on various COVID-19 treatments, and … Read more Bill Gates does not think the FDA can be trusted with COVID-19 vaccines

US regulators are ‘very concerned’ about the side effects of AstraZeneca’s vaccine

US regulators are ‘very concerned’ about the potential side effects of AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine and are debating whether or not to allow the trials to resume. Last week, the trial was put on hold when a British participant was rushed to the hospital after suffering a serious reaction that triggered spinal cord … Read more US regulators are ‘very concerned’ about the side effects of AstraZeneca’s vaccine

Oxford coronavirus vaccine trials RESUME as they get the all-clear from regulators

Oxford coronavirus vaccine trials RESUME as they get the all-clear from regulators after volunteer fell ill with fever and chills AstraZeneca issued said on Tuesday the studies of the vaccine had been paused This was while it investigated whether patient’s side effect was linked to vaccine Oxford University today said trials would resume across all … Read more Oxford coronavirus vaccine trials RESUME as they get the all-clear from regulators

Chief scientist Sir Patrick Vallance dashes hopes of coronavirus vaccine in 2020

1. GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur: 60million doses  The Government revealed on July 29 it had signed a deal with pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi Pasteur If the vaccine proves successful, the UK could begin to vaccinate priority groups, such as frontline health and social care workers and those at increased risk from coronavirus, as early … Read more Chief scientist Sir Patrick Vallance dashes hopes of coronavirus vaccine in 2020

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trials put on hold after suspected ‘serious’ reaction

BREAKING: Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVD-19 vaccine trials put on a hold after a UK participant had a ‘serious’ suspected reaction to the leading shot candidate Late stage trials for the vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University have been put on hold  A ‘serious adverse event,’ a possible reaction to the shot was reported … Read more AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trials put on hold after suspected ‘serious’ reaction

Vaccine for coronavirus most likely to come in ‘first few months’ of 2021, Matt Hancock reveals

Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine will most likely be rolled out in the ‘first few months’ of next year, according to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The jab was expected at the end of 2020 but its creators have tempered expectations and pushed it back to next year. Mr Hancock said today he still had some … Read more Vaccine for coronavirus most likely to come in ‘first few months’ of 2021, Matt Hancock reveals

Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine enters human trials in Japan

Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine has started human trials in Japan and will be tested on 250 patients as part of a deal to supply it to the country.  UK drug giant AstraZeneca, which owns the rights to the vaccine, announced today that it is beginning Phase 1/2 clinical trials.  The small-scale trials will be done … Read more Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine enters human trials in Japan

Johnson & Johnson reveals coronavirus vaccine prevents severe illness in hamsters

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine candidate prevented severe illness in a small group of hamsters, the drugmaker said on Thursday.  In the pre-clinical study, vaccinated animals lost less weight and had less virus in their lungs and other organs than unvaccinated animals. Hamsters that received the vaccine, called Ad26-S.PP, produced neutralizing antibodies, which health experts believe … Read more Johnson & Johnson reveals coronavirus vaccine prevents severe illness in hamsters

Novavax’s experimental coronavirus vaccine triggered antibodies in 100% of trial participants

Novavax’s experimental coronavirus vaccine triggered antibodies in 100% of trial participants, study reveals Novavax published ‘positive data’ from a phase 1 trial of its coronavirus vaccine in the New England Journal of Medicine on Friday  All 108 volunteers dosed with the vaccine developed a antibodies to coronavirus after their second shot  Novavax is launching its … Read more Novavax’s experimental coronavirus vaccine triggered antibodies in 100% of trial participants

Coronavirus US: Vaccine trials could stop early if safe, says Fauci

Clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines could be stopped weeks early, if data from the tests is ‘overwhelmingly’ positive that the shots work, and are safe, Dr Anthony Fauci told Kaiser Health News (KHN).  In fact, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor said researchers would have a ‘moral obligation’ to stop the trials short to expedite … Read more Coronavirus US: Vaccine trials could stop early if safe, says Fauci

Nearly 80% of Americans think the approval process for a coronavirus vaccine is driven by politics

Nearly 80% of Americans think that the speedy approval process of a coronavirus vaccine is driven by politics – NOT by proof that shots work A new poll found 78% of respondents fear the process for a COVID-19 vaccine approval more influenced by politics than science The response was largely bipartisan with 72% of Republicans … Read more Nearly 80% of Americans think the approval process for a coronavirus vaccine is driven by politics