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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.
AstraZeneca shares dropped more than 6 percent during after-hours trading on Tuesday evening. The fall in shares occurred after the company announced that it was pausing it’s late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial because of safety concerns. The pharmaceutical company released a statement saying, “This is...
On Sunday, President Trump announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients. The FDA approved the plasma product as an emergency use for novel coronavirus patients. The president called the news a “historic breakthrough”...
The FDA has approved a heart pump to treat COVID-19 patients who have severe heart and lung failure. The approval was an emergency measure to use the Impella heart pump made by Abiomed. The heart pump works with an oxygen machine to treat coronavirus patients with specific...