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Moderna announced on Wednesday that early trials show promising evidence that a booster shot of its vaccine offers increased protection and immunity against COVID-19 variants circulating around the world, including those first discovered in South Africa and Brazil.  The company is also studying another...
The U.S. government is planning to allocate $1.7 billion to track newer, more contagious strains of the COVID-19 variants making their way through the world. The funding is earmarked to improve monitoring, early detection, and mitigation measures of the more dangerous strains. Currently, newer...
Pfizer just announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing the virus in adolescents aged 12 through 15. The pharmaceutical company’s CEO, Albert Bourla, says they will be submitting the new data on the vaccine to the FDA “as soon as possible.” If all...
Amazon said on Thursday that it would be offering COVID-19 vaccinations at some of its warehouse sites, including those in Missouri, Nevada, and Kansas. The e-commerce company will begin launching vaccines at those sites initially over the next few weeks but will expand vaccine clinics at more...
The same scientist who delivered the first COVID-19 vaccines says that the science behind the vaccine may also be used to fight cancer. Before finding a way to help defeat the coronavirus, Ozlem Tureci, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the German-based pharmaceutical company...
An advisory committee will be meeting on Friday to review Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine data. The committee will vote whether or not the vaccine should receive emergency use authorization in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration will have to give the final approval before the...
The pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson recently reported on its early vaccine trials against the novel coronavirus. The giant corporation randomly assigned adults between 18 years of age and 55 years of age, as well as another study of 65-year-olds and older. The subjects in the...
The Centers for Disease Control is contemplating reducing its recommendation for individuals who come into contact with people who test positive for COVID-19. The current recommendation is 14 days, but the CDC is considering the possibility that the time could be reduced to a week. 
Health workers across the country will be the first Americans to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. But, employees from essential government agencies will be next to get the COVID vaccine once it’s approved. Some government sources say that the vaccine could be distributed in as little...
One of the biggest questions everyone has about the coronavirus may finally have an answer. The question is how long is someone protected against re-infection of COVID-19 once they’ve been infected the first time? The answer, according to one study, could be for at least six months.