United Airlines Holdings Inc., reportedly began operating charter flights on Friday to better position Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for distribution once the shot is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
While promising coronavirus vaccine candidates could aid in bringing the pandemic to its heels, doctors recommended to federal health officials this week that those who eventually receive the long-awaited jab should be wary of the side effects — such as body aches and bad headaches — so they will return for the second dose.
Many challenges lie ahead — not just the logistical hurdles involved in the biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history, but public fear and misinformation that could hinder the effort and kick the end of the pandemic further down the road.
In a world first, Qantas Airways will likely require passengers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus for future international travel, the CEO announced.
Locals of Gloucester City say the coronavirus has hit hard, so news of a third vaccine showing promise to combat COVID-19 is welcome.
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AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90% effective in preventing disease.
Temple University Hospital is encouraging people to enroll in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial evaluating the safety of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine.
In a press release, the WHO said there is currently “no evidence that remdesivir improves survival and other outcomes in these patients.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set a public meeting on Dec. 10 to discuss approving Pfizer and BioNTech’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine and will livestream it on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The first COVID-19 vaccines to be given in the U.S. are expected to get a green light from regulators under a process known as emergency use authorization.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) Thursday for the drug baricitinib, in combination with remdesivir, for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and pediatric patients two years of age or older requiring supplemental oxygen, invasive mechanical ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
COVID continues its surge across the Delaware Valley, with Pennsylvania setting another daily high with more than 6,000 new confirmed cases, but, there is optimism with promising new vaccine news.
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Pfizer announced more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective.
Health care workers are likely to receive the first coronavirus vaccines when supplies are limited, but a decision on who gets the first shots has not been made.
There's more promising news on the COVID-19 vaccine front as Moderna says its shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump delivered an update Friday on the COVID-19 vaccine effort. The event will mark the president’s first public address in more than a week.
Microsoft said that most of the attacks in recent months were unsuccessful, but provided no information on how many succeeded or how serious those breaches were.
Two of the region's largest grocery store chains will take part in a federal push to distribute a free coronavirus vaccine to millions of Americans once it is authorized.