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6 crucial unanswered questions about AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine results

For the third consecutive Monday, a drugmaker said its coronavirus vaccine candidate was successful in late-stage studies. AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said preliminary results showed that their two-dose vaccine was effective at preventing COVID-19. AstraZeneca’s news followed similar announcements from Pfizer and Moderna, both of which said their […]
6 crucial unanswered questions about AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine results
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Inside healthcare’s gig economy

Welcome to Business Insider ’ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: An inside look at Papa, a startup that’s tapping into the growing gig economy in […]
Inside healthcare’s gig economy
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Startups like Papa, which pairs elderly people with ‘grandkids on demand’ to help them with common tasks like grocery shopping, could be the future of healthcare. Here’s an inside look at how it works.

The gig economy is coming for healthcare. Startups like Papa, which provides “grandkids on demand” to seniors, hire mostly young part-time workers as outside contractors to help with chores, troubleshoot technology issues, or just sit and talk with seniors, many of whom have remained isolated during the coronavirus pandemic. Big […]
Startups like Papa, which pairs elderly people with ‘grandkids on demand’ to help them with common tasks like grocery shopping, could be the future of healthcare. Here’s an inside look at how it works.
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A 3rd coronavirus vaccine works

Hello, Another Monday, another batch of vaccine results. This time:AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford shared that their coronavirus vaccine was 70% effective on average. That comes on the heels of Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and Moderna both sharing last week that their coronavirus vaccines were 95% and 94.5% […]
A 3rd coronavirus vaccine works
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AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19, trial results suggest. Here’s everything we know so far.

On Monday, AstraZeneca and The University of Oxford released results for their large-scale trial, which showed their COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective. The Oxford vaccine is administered in two doses at least one month apart, similar to both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines. The vaccine is being sold far cheaper than […]
AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19, trial results suggest. Here’s everything we know so far.
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Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is considerably cheaper and easier to distribute than either Pfizer’s or Moderna’s. Here’s why.

The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine can be stored at normal fridge temperatures for at least six months. Unlike Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine, it therefore doesn’t require an ultra-cold storage and transport system, making it cheaper to distribute globally. The price per dose is also far cheaper than […]
Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is considerably cheaper and easier to distribute than either Pfizer’s or Moderna’s. Here’s why.
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The head of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed vaccine effort has had ‘no contact’ with Biden, and can’t share confidential information with the President-elect

Moncef Slaoui, the head of Operation Warp Speed, said Sunday he has been told not to share any confidential information about the COVID-19 vaccine program with President-elect Joe Biden’s team. “I have been informed that I should not be saying anything that is confidential to anybody, including anybody that’s not […]
The head of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed vaccine effort has had ‘no contact’ with Biden, and can’t share confidential information with the President-elect
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I used Amazon’s new pharmacy to get my medication. Here’s how it works.

Amazon just opened a pharmacy, allowing shoppers to get prescription drugs delivered with no delivery fee. Here’s all the steps I took to get my prescription medication delivered to me through Amazon. I learned the company does not yet offer 90-day fills, nor does it automatically refill prescriptions. Amazon said […]
I used Amazon’s new pharmacy to get my medication. Here’s how it works.
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The latest on the march toward a successful coronavirus vaccine

Hello, It feels so dissonant — the good news about vaccines working at the same time as case counts are rising even higher, New York’s shutting down its schools, and states and cities are making the tough decisions to lock back down in the hopes of mitigating even further spread […]
The latest on the march toward a successful coronavirus vaccine
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People who develop COVID-19 antibodies are unlikely to get the virus again for at least 6 months, a new Oxford University study of more than 12,000 people suggests

A study by the University of Oxford has suggested people who develop COVID-19 antibodies are unlikely to get the virus again for at least six months after their first infection. More than 12,000 frontline healthcare workers were tested for antibodies and examined over a 30-week period as part of the […]
People who develop COVID-19 antibodies are unlikely to get the virus again for at least 6 months, a new Oxford University study of more than 12,000 people suggests
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How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn’t licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began […]
How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history
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Moderna’s CEO says vaccines aren’t a ‘silver bullet’ — masks and social distancing are still the best defences against the virus right now

Wearing a mask and social distancing are the “best weapon” to control the spread of the coronavirus, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum on Thursday. Moderna recently announced that its experimental vaccine was found to be 94.5% effective against the coronavirus. Bancel said in a recent […]
Moderna’s CEO says vaccines aren’t a ‘silver bullet’ — masks and social distancing are still the best defences against the virus right now
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2 stocks to buy on the Amazon Pharmacy news

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: why Wall Street analyst thinks two of the healthcare stocks pummelled by the news of […]
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Pfizer’s coronavirus shot is 95% effective

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, In an update Wednesday, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said their coronavirus vaccine was 95% effective at preventing COVID-19, […]
Pfizer’s coronavirus shot is 95% effective
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Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine can cause severe fatigue and aches and pains. Two top vaccine experts told us why they think you’ll still take it.

Moderna said its vaccine has side effects like muscle aches and fatigue. Experts say that if the vaccine prevents COVID-19, then mild or moderate side effects won’t impact vaccine uptake. The experts said they’re waiting on the full data before recommending Moderna’s shot. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine can cause severe fatigue and aches and pains. Two top vaccine experts told us why they think you’ll still take it.
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It will take weeks to vet a COVID-19 vaccine

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, If coronavirus vaccine results weren’t quite enough breaking news for you this week, Amazon has officially unveiled its long-awaited […]
It will take weeks to vet a COVID-19 vaccine
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Sweden, having refused to lock down, is now bringing in tougher COVID-19 restrictions as cases and deaths soar. ‘This is the new norm,’ the prime minister said.

Sweden – the European country that refused an initial COVID-19 lockdown in March – unveiled tougher coronavirus restrictions Monday. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told a press conference the country would limit public gatherings to eight people. Previously, the limit was 50. “Don’t go to the gym, don’t go the library, […]
Sweden, having refused to lock down, is now bringing in tougher COVID-19 restrictions as cases and deaths soar. ‘This is the new norm,’ the prime minister said.
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Pfizer picks 4 US states to trial transporting its COVID-19 vaccine at temperatures far below freezing. It’s a key test of the ‘cold chain’ the vaccine will rely on.

Pfizer is piloting delivery options for its COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island, Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee. The vaccine has to be shipped and stored at minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit, which poses major distribution challenges. Moderna’s vaccine, by comparison, can be stored in a fridge. The four states in the […]
Pfizer picks 4 US states to trial transporting its COVID-19 vaccine at temperatures far below freezing. It’s a key test of the ‘cold chain’ the vaccine will rely on.
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Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine works

Hello, Another Monday, another dispatch of positive vaccine results. This time: Moderna said its coronavirus vaccine works. Moderna’s vaccine is 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19, the drugmaker said, and it doesn’t need to be stored at super-cold temperatures, which could become critical when distributing the shots. Also today in healthcare […]
Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine works
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A billionaire couple is behind the historic coronavirus vaccine

A scientist power-couple is a driving force behind Pfizer’s new coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Ugur Sahin is the CEO and Dr. Özlem Türeci the chief medical officer of BioNTech, the company that created the vaccine in partnership with Pfizer. Business Insider took a deep dive into who they are, and how […]
A billionaire couple is behind the historic coronavirus vaccine
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We got the vaccine news the world was waiting on this week

Hello, What a week it’s been. While markets and public health experts have been optimistic about the results of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, it’s hard to ignore the uncontrolled spread of the virus around most states in the US. It’s making planning for the holidays even harder. Hope y’all are having […]
We got the vaccine news the world was waiting on this week
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A key Biden COVID-19 advisor says Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ vaccine scheme should be overhauled to put more emphasis on testing

The US needs to place a bigger emphasis on COVID-19 testing, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, told the Financial Times. President Trump’s flagship COVID-19 scheme, “Operation Warp Speed” is a government program that funds vaccine development efforts by drugmakers. “We need to be […]
A key Biden COVID-19 advisor says Trump’s ‘Warp Speed’ vaccine scheme should be overhauled to put more emphasis on testing
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Dozens of pharmacies, including those inside Walmart, Costco, and Kroger stores, will now be able to administer COVID vaccines when they’re available

The US Department of Health and Human Services just announced a partnership with large pharmacy chains to distribute an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. The list of chain pharmacies includes CVS, Costco, Walmart, Rite Aid, Publix, Walgreens and Kroger. There is not currently an approved vaccine for the new coronavirus. Pfizer this […]
Dozens of pharmacies, including those inside Walmart, Costco, and Kroger stores, will now be able to administer COVID vaccines when they’re available
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Fauci predicts good results from Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial because it’s similar to Pfizer’s, but warns against declaring victory

Moderna announces it’s ready to submit interim data from its vaccine trial to an independent safety board. Its results are imminent. Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts positive results from Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trial Markets respond with Moderna’s shares up 5% in premarket. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It’s bitter-sweet. […]
Fauci predicts good results from Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial because it’s similar to Pfizer’s, but warns against declaring victory
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Pfizer’s plan to solve its vaccine’s cold storage problem

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: Pfizer’s already thinking about a new version of its vaccine that solves a key problem, […]
Pfizer’s plan to solve its vaccine’s cold storage problem
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Fauci says all Americans could have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by April

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available to all Americans as soon as April, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US’s leading infectious-disease expert, told CNN on Tuesday. Authorities will most likely offer any available vaccine doses to frontline healthcare workers first, he said, followed by older people and others considered most vulnerable […]
Fauci says all Americans could have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by April
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We just got the world-changing news that Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine works. Here’s what you need to know and why you shouldn’t throw your mask away just yet.

Pfizer said on Monday that its experimental coronavirus vaccine was found to help prevent COVID-19. It’s a big victory in the fight against the pandemic. Still, the data hasn’t been published in a peer-reviewed journal, and regulators haven’t reviewed the vaccine. Supplies of the vaccine are limited. If the vaccine […]
We just got the world-changing news that Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine works. Here’s what you need to know and why you shouldn’t throw your mask away just yet.
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Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine works

Hello, It’s a big day: Pfizer just said that its vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, an incredibly important milestone in confronting the pandemic. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech are the first to report results on how effective a vaccine is, and it’s sending Pfizer’s stock — […]
Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine works
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An election week for the history books

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, I’m not sure what I thought election week was going to look like amid a pandemic, but I do […]
An election week for the history books
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The US’s workplace safety regulator just released guidance on how to ventilate offices to decrease the airborne spread of COVID-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the watchdog for workplace safety, just released guidance on how offices can better ventilate spaces to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 through small particles in the air. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recently said small COVID-19 particles can travel longer distances in […]
The US’s workplace safety regulator just released guidance on how to ventilate offices to decrease the airborne spread of COVID-19
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The promise of the first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 2 decades

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, While we wait to hear more about the results of the presidential election, here’s the latest in healthcare news. […]
The promise of the first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 2 decades
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There’s a ‘small chance’ Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine will be ready this year, according to the director of its clinical trial

Andrew Pollard, who is leading clinical trials of Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, said Wednesday there is a “small chance” the vaccine will be ready before December 25. He said he’s “optimistic” that the vaccine, developed by the university and drug company AstraZeneca, will have late-stage trial results before the end […]
There’s a ‘small chance’ Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine will be ready this year, according to the director of its clinical trial
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The presidential race comes down to 8 states

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, We still don’t have a winner in the presidential election, with the results coming down to eight key states. […]
The presidential race comes down to 8 states
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We could find out this month if a vaccine works

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, It’s Election Day here in the US. By the time the next edition of this newsletter hits your inbox, […]
We could find out this month if a vaccine works
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The digital health startups that are ripe for an IPO

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Happy election day eve. I’m Megan, the healthcare team’s startups and venture capital reporter. I’m filling in for Lydia, […]
The digital health startups that are ripe for an IPO
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The election’s consequences for digital health

Hello, I’m Blake Dodge, the healthcare team’s big tech reporter. I’m filling in for Lydia, who’s doing what many of us New Yorkers considered, before giving up: moving to Colorado. I live in Carroll Gardens, where it’s easier to find vegan cafes and authentic French bakeries than a turkey sandwich. […]
The election’s consequences for digital health
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27 biotech execs who’ve sold the most stock

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, If taking on a surge in coronavirus cases wasn’t enough, US hospitals are facing cyberattacks from Russia, which could […]
27 biotech execs who’ve sold the most stock
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27 pharma execs involved in the hunt for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments have raked in more than $1 billion by selling stock this year. Here’s who’s cashed in the most.

Executives in charge of biotech and pharmaceutical companies working on coronavirus treatments and vaccines have raked in more than $US1 billion by selling stock, Business Insider has found. Shares of the companies they helm have soared this year, fuelled by investors eager to reap a windfall from combating the pandemic. […]
27 pharma execs involved in the hunt for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments have raked in more than $1 billion by selling stock this year. Here’s who’s cashed in the most.
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We won’t get coronavirus vaccine results in October

Hello, Today in healthcare news: The door has closed on getting vaccine data in October, and Eli Lilly ends its antibody trial in hospitalized COVID-19 patients — while the US is paying $US375 million for 300,000 vials of the investigational drug. Plus: A timeline of Trump’s coronavirus statements matched with […]
We won’t get coronavirus vaccine results in October
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Eli Lilly has ended a major COVID-19 antibody test among hospitalized patients

Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced Monday it would stop trials testing an antibody drug in hospitalized patients after data suggested treatment was “unlikely” to help this group recover from COVID-19. Eli Lilly had paused trials of the treatment in mid October after an independent board of experts raised health concerns. […]
Eli Lilly has ended a major COVID-19 antibody test among hospitalized patients
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What the election could mean for hot healthcare startups

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today’s a big earnings day for some of the major drugmakers in the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment race including […]
What the election could mean for hot healthcare startups
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WHO warns that getting COVID-19 under control may require tougher lockdowns and ‘sacrifice for many, many people,’ as cases surge across US and Europe

As COVID-19 cases surge across the world, the World Health Organisation has warned that countries may need to impose stricter measures to get the virus under control. “We’re well behind this virus,” Dr. Mike Ryan, a WHO official, said, adding that controlling the virus might “require a sacrifice for many, […]
WHO warns that getting COVID-19 under control may require tougher lockdowns and ‘sacrifice for many, many people,’ as cases surge across US and Europe
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The first approved COVID-19 drug is far from ‘amazing’

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, The coronavirus pandemic is overwhelming the US yet again, with the country recording its 2 worst-ever days of infection […]
The first approved COVID-19 drug is far from ‘amazing’
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Nursing home workers say they were kept in the dark as COVID-19 engulfed their facilities. Now uncertainty looms as the pandemic drags on.

Nursing homes have been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers in these facilities have encountered myriad challenges, including limited PPE, inconsistent testing, and fear of potential exposure. Many have avoided seeing their families and quit side gigs to keep themselves, their residents, and their loved ones safe. Visit Business […]
Nursing home workers say they were kept in the dark as COVID-19 engulfed their facilities. Now uncertainty looms as the pandemic drags on.
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AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine produces an immune response in older people, raising hopes a vaccine will protect those at greatest risk

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine triggers an immune response in elderly people as well as young adults, the drugmaker said Monday. “Immunogenicity responses were similar between older and younger adults,” an AstraZeneca spokesperson said. The vaccine, being developed with the University of Oxford, is one of the world’s leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates. […]
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine produces an immune response in older people, raising hopes a vaccine will protect those at greatest risk
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AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson get FDA green light to resume coronavirus vaccine trials in the US after participants got sick

Two major coronavirus vaccine trials – one by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, the other by Johnson & Johnson – will resume coronavirus vaccine trials in the US, the companies announcedFriday AstraZeneca’s late-stage trial had paused September 6 after the company reported “suspected serious adverse reaction” in a UK-based […]
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson get FDA green light to resume coronavirus vaccine trials in the US after participants got sick
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The FDA’s panel of experts said its COVID-19 vaccine approval rules aren’t strict enough, and could lead to vaccines being rushed out

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) panel of experts questioned the safety standards of the agency’s COVID-19 vaccine approval at an advisory meeting Thursday. Independent experts in the FDA’s vaccine advisory board said they were concerned about a vaccine being rushed out, and later proving unsafe or ineffective, per Bloomberg. […]
The FDA’s panel of experts said its COVID-19 vaccine approval rules aren’t strict enough, and could lead to vaccines being rushed out
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What is Trump’s healthcare plan? It looks a lot like Obamacare.

For years, Republicans have lambasted Obamacare, and promised that a full replacement for the Affordable Care Act is in the works. But more than 10 years after the ACA was signed into law, no major GOP replacement plan has surfaced. Trump’s administration has instituted incremental changes to the landmark healthcare […]
What is Trump’s healthcare plan? It looks a lot like Obamacare.
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Moderna just finished recruiting 30,000 people for its coronavirus vaccine trial. One graph reveals how the biotech slowed down its research to recruit more minorities.

The coronavirus vaccine frontrunner Moderna has finished enrolling volunteers for its final clinical trial, the biotech said Thursday. The 30,000-person study is expected to produce data showing whether or not the vaccine prevents symptomatic COVID-19 cases before the end of this year. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel has previously told Business […]
Moderna just finished recruiting 30,000 people for its coronavirus vaccine trial. One graph reveals how the biotech slowed down its research to recruit more minorities.
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Experts are meeting to discuss coronavirus vaccines

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Experts are meeting to discuss coronavirus vaccines
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A doctor shares what it’s like to take part in a vaccine trial

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: A doctor shares her experience taking part in a COVID-19 trial, an inside look at […]
A doctor shares what it’s like to take part in a vaccine trial
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One diagram shows how 3 types of coronavirus vaccines differ

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: a breakdown of how the top coronavirus vaccines work, a closer look at Clover Health’s […]
One diagram shows how 3 types of coronavirus vaccines differ
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Remdesivir proved to be the first useful tool we have in treating COVID-19 patients. Now, the US government wants to find out more about how it could be supercharged with other drugs.

Several leading coronavirus clinical trials are focusing on testing experimental combinations of medicine to treat COVID-19. These studies are building on top of the early success of remdesivir, an antiviral drug developed by Gilead Sciences that helped hospitalized COVID-19 patients recover modestly faster. On Friday, the US National Institutes of […]
Remdesivir proved to be the first useful tool we have in treating COVID-19 patients. Now, the US government wants to find out more about how it could be supercharged with other drugs.
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Remdesivir, the only antiviral authorised for COVID-19 in the US, did not improve chances of survival in a massive WHO study

A World Health Organisation study of more than 2,750 COVID-19 patients suggested that the antiviral drug remdesivir had “little or no effect” on survival. The Solidarity trial, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, found remdesivir did not “substantially affect mortality,” reduce the need to ventilate patients, or shorten hospital stays. […]
Remdesivir, the only antiviral authorised for COVID-19 in the US, did not improve chances of survival in a massive WHO study
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The WHO says healthy young people may not receive a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022

Healthy young people might not receive the coronavirus vaccination until 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The WHO’s chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Wednesday that she hoped at least one COVID-19 vaccine would be approved by 2021, but that it would likely be available in “limited quantities.” […]
The WHO says healthy young people may not receive a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022