Why even with vaccines, Covid will always be with us

1. Can Covid be eradicated? No. So far, only one human disease — smallpox — has been officially eradicated; that is, reduced to zero cases and kept there long-term without continual countermeasures. That was thanks to a highly effective vaccine plus the fact that humans are the only mammals naturally susceptible to infection with the … Read more

Sanofi and GSK COVID-19 vaccine candidate demonstrates strong immune responses across all adult age groups in Phase 2 trial

Sanofi and GSK COVID-19 vaccine candidate demonstrates strong immune responses across all adultage groups in Phase 2 trial Adjuvanted recombinant COVID-19 vaccine candidate triggered strong neutralizing antibody responses in all adult age groups High immune response after a single dose in patients with prior infection shows strong booster potential Global Phase 3 study expected to … Read more

Vaccitech, startup behind Oxford Covid vaccine tech, falls 20% in Nasdaq debut

American depositary shares of Vaccitech fell nearly 20% in their Nasdaq debut on Friday, giving the co-inventor of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University a market value of about $464 million. The biotech firm’s shares opened at $13.62, below the initial public offering (IPO) price of $17 apiece for 6.5 million … Read more

Joe Biden to offer tax credits for COVID-19 vaccination paid time off

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce tax credits to businesses that provide paid time off for some people to get COVID-19 shots as he seeks to get corporate America more involved in the vaccination campaign, officials said. Biden administration officials said the government plans to reimburse businesses for the cost of giving workers as … Read more

Moderna to charge govts $25-$37 for Covid-19 vaccine: CEO tells paper

“Our vaccine therefore costs about the same as a flu shot, which is between $10 and $50,” he was quoted as saying. Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel told German weekly ‘Welt am Sonntag’ (WamS). On Monday, … Read more