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Vaccine Makers Keep Safety Details Quiet, Alarming Scientists

The morning after the world learned that a closely watched clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine had been halted last week over safety concerns, the company’s chief executive disclosed that a person given the vaccine had experienced serious neurological symptoms. But the remarks weren’t public. Instead, the chief executive, Pascal Soriot of AstraZeneca, spoke at… Read More »

Coronavirus: Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

Trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will resume after being paused due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK. On Tuesday, AstraZeneca said the studies were being paused while it investigated whether the adverse reaction was linked with the vaccine. But on Saturday, the university… Read More »

Europe’s COVID-19 vaccine negotiations hit snags with 3 drugmakers: Reuters

Numerous drugmakers are racing ahead with COVID-19 vaccine programs, and some have begun taking orders from governments to deliver hundreds of millions of doses if their candidates succeed. But negotiations between the EU and some companies have hit snags, Reuters reports. The EU is negotiating with at least six COVID-19 vaccine developers, but sources told… Read More »

Oxford academic dismisses idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19 to test vaccine

Oxford academic dismisses idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19 to test experimental vaccine because no treatment currently exists to keep them safe – but says jab could still be ready by Christmas Professor Sarah Gilbert said it would not be safe for them to do a ‘challenge trial’   No drug has been proven to… Read More »

One vaccine to beat COVID, Sars, Mers and common cold – possible?

PhotobyTawat/Shutterstock Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – belongs to the family of betacoronaviruses that cause everything from the common cold to Mers (which kills about one in three people infected). Despite causing a wide range of symptoms, these viruses all share similarities. If they’re similar enough, could one… Read More »

Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity if too many people refuse to get it

With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months. “The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “That would be wonderful if we get there.… Read More »