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Trump Administration, Through HHS, DoD, Purchases Additional 100M Doses Of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

HHS: Trump Administration purchases additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 investigational vaccine from Moderna “The Trump administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD), will purchase an additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called mRNA-1273, from Moderna. If authorized by…

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization To Pfizer For COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

HHS: Statement from HHS and DoD on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of a COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate “[On Friday,] the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Pfizer for its COVID-19 vaccine, the first authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Operation Warp Speed…

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AP: South Africa sees sharp rise in virus, part of African wave (Magome, 12/10). Borgen Magazine: Dr. Joseph Hogan on Pooled Testing for HIV/AIDS (Hogan, 12/9). Devex: What should change after COVID-19, according to the stars of Netflix’s ‘Pandemic’ series (Ravelo, 12/10). Devex: U.K. Parliament’s International Development Committee saved (Worley,…

Media Outlets Examine Trump Administration Efforts To Secure COVID-19 Vaccines

New York Times: Blunders Eroded U.S. Confidence in Early Vaccine Front-Runner “…[A] pattern of communication blunders by AstraZeneca … has damaged the company’s relationship with regulators, raised doubts about whether its vaccine will stand up to intense public and scientific scrutiny and, in at least one instance, slowed the vaccine’s…

Trump To Speak At ‘Vaccine Summit,’ Sign Executive Order Calling For Vaccination Of All Americans Before Sending Supplies To Other Countries; Administration Passed On Purchasing Additional Vaccine Doses, Now Face Supply Delays

The Hill: Trump to order government to vaccinate Americans first “President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday affirming that Americans should receive coronavirus vaccines before any are distributed to other nations. Trump will sign the order during a White House summit on Operation Warp Speed, the public-private program…

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ABC News: Experts are homing in on an influenza vaccine that could last a lifetime (Afrahimi, 12/7). Al Jazeera: Bangladesh moves Rohingya to remote island (Ghani, 12/7). AP: Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’ as UNICEF launches aid appeal (Federman, 12/7). AP: ‘Nobody knows’: Experts baffled by mystery illness in India…

AstraZeneca, Pfizer Apply For Emergency Use Authorizations Of Coronavirus Vaccines In India

Wall Street Journal: AstraZeneca and Pfizer Ask India for Emergency-Use Covid-19 Vaccine Authorizations “The companies behind two of the most promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates, AstraZeneca PLC and Pfizer Inc., have asked India for emergency-use authorization to start using their vaccines in the South Asian nation, which has been one of…

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