Japan requiring domestic clinical trials before giving coronavirus vaccines the green light

The rollout of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in Japan has been delayed due to the country’s insistence on running domestic clinical trials before it approves any vaccine. The one outstanding condition Japan requires from Moderna, BioNTech-Pfizer, AstraZeneca and several other pharmaceutical companies is that they conduct small clinical trials on Japanese citizens that demonstrate the vaccines are able … Continue reading Japan requiring domestic clinical trials before giving coronavirus vaccines the green light

Vaccine rush: Over a thousand people in Seattle vaccinated in the middle of the night after freezer filled with coronavirus vaccine doses malfunctioned

Hundreds of people were vaccinated in the middle of the night in Seattle after a freezer filled with Moderna’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines malfunctioned and put over a thousand doses at risk of spoiling. At around 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, an alarm went off at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Seattle. One of their freezer … Continue reading Vaccine rush: Over a thousand people in Seattle vaccinated in the middle of the night after freezer filled with coronavirus vaccine doses malfunctioned

Round up the ‘anti-vaxxers’? Enlist religious leaders? Bill Gates warns US needs to brainstorm ways to reduce ‘vaccine hesitancy’

Billionaire software tycoon Bill Gates has urged the US to prepare for a Covid-19 vaccine rollout by deputizing trusted community leaders to “reduce vaccine hesitancy,” bemoaning the rapid spread of “conspiracy theories” online. The Microsoft founder-turned-vaccine-evangelist painted a mostly rosy picture of a vaccine rollout getting “rich countries” back to normal by the end of … Continue reading Round up the ‘anti-vaxxers’? Enlist religious leaders? Bill Gates warns US needs to brainstorm ways to reduce ‘vaccine hesitancy’