International travelers likely will not be permitted to fly Qantas airlines if those travelers do not get a coronavirus vaccine when available, according to various reports. What are the details? According to a Tuesday report from the New York Times, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that the airline will likely require its passengers to showContinue reading "Qantas airlines says if you don't have a COVID vaccination, you probably won't be able to fly"
Drug manufacturing giant Pfizer said earlier this week that it would be seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in a matter of "days." Well, that day has come.The company announced that it is asking the Food and Drug Administration's regulators on Friday for approval of its vaccine, which, as the Associated Press reported, startsContinue reading "Pfizer says it is seeking emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine Friday"
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Pfizer and BioNTech SE plan to submit their vaccine to the FDA for approval in a matter of "days" after Pfizer determined through clinical trials that its coronavirus vaccine is over 95% effective and appears to be safe. According to the report, Pfizer's clinical trial involvedContinue reading "Report: Pfizer plans to seek FDA approval for COVID vaccine in 'days,' trials find it 95% effective"
Legendary country music star Dolly Parton was a major early funder of a potentially effective coronavirus vaccine, Rolling Stone reported Tuesday.What are the details?In April, Parton announced on social media that she donated $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research. Now, several months later, it has been revealedContinue reading "Country star Dolly Parton donated $1 million to help fund Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine research"
The media, government, American public, and U.S. stock market have been enthused about recent reports of new, effective vaccines making their way through drug trials thanks in large part to Operation Warp Speed. With a hoped-for vaccine available in the coming weeks, the question now becomes: Who gets it first? According to a new reportContinue reading "CDC meeting to make a list of who gets vaccines first. Members will define 'essential workers,' decide which underlying conditions merit shots."
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that it will still be very necessary to wear face masks and to practice social distancing even after a coronavirus vaccine becomes available and a person has been vaccinated. During a Sunday appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Fauci told CNN anchor Jake Tapper, "I would recommend to people toContinue reading "Fauci says masks and social distancing still necessary even after COVID-19 vaccine; talks about Christmas gatherings"
New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, threatened to sue President Donald Trump's administration Friday over a gross misrepresentation of comments the president made about distribution of the forthcoming coronavirus vaccine.Speaking from the Rose Garden on Friday, Trump announced that up to 20 million Americans could receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the end ofContinue reading "New York AG threatens Trump with lawsuit after COVID vaccine announcement: 'Trying to extract vengeance'"
The Trump administration has a huge achievement to be proud of: pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced recently it is almost ready to release a COVID-19 vaccine that could have a 90% effectiveness rate. Unsurprisingly, the announcement almost immediately became a political one. In response to the announcement of a vaccine that could potentially save countless lives,Continue reading "'Bad news'? Gov. Cuomo's response to groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine shows just how much he REALLY cares about human lives"
Dr. Zeke Emanuel, whom former Vice President Joe Biden announced would be a member of his coronavirus advisory board, wants to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide before making it available to every single American.Emanuel worked in the Obama administration and was a chief architect of the Affordable Care Act. He later advised the Trump administrationContinue reading "Joe Biden's COVID adviser wants to give other countries COVID vaccine before making it available to every American"
Pfizer and BioNTech have announced on Monday that their first "milestone" COVID-19 vaccine offers 90 percent protection against the novel coronavirus. The news comes following a preliminary analysis of the groundbreaking vaccine. The pharmaceutical companies described Monday as a "great day for science and humanity." What are the details? Pfizer and BioNTech announced that theyContinue reading "Pfizer reveals groundbreaking development on vaccine development: Astounding 90 percent effectiveness rate"