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One vaccine to beat COVID, Sars, Mers and common cold – possible?

PhotobyTawat/Shutterstock Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – belongs to the family of betacoronaviruses that cause everything from the common cold to Mers (which kills about one in three people infected). Despite causing a wide range of symptoms, these viruses all share similarities. If they’re similar enough, could one… Read More »

Doctor testing Moderna vaccine says it’s ‘simply mind-boggling’ that injection may be ready in 2020

A doctor involved in a U.S. coronavirus vaccine study said he is hopeful but not convinced that an injection will be available for circulation this year. Dr. Carlos del Rio, an Emory University professor of medicine, told CNBC on Friday that a Covid-19 vaccine could be ready in some form for distribution by the end… Read More »

Operation Warp Speed gains two leaders in effort to accelerate vaccine development

On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced two leadership appointments to Operation Warp Speed, the program of public and private partnership aimed at accelerating the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Venture capitalist Dr. Moncef Slaoui is being brought on as chief advisor. Slaoui most recently served as a partner at… Read More »

AstraZeneca teams up with Oxford University to develop COVID-19 vaccine

(Reuters) – Britain’s AstraZeneca joined forces with the University of Oxford on Thursday to help develop, produce and distribute a potential COVID-19 vaccine, as drugmakers around the world race to find a solution to the deadly disease. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at… Read More »