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Pfizer's Update on Vaccine Is a 'Shift in Tone'

Announcement on application for emergency authorization predicts late November at the earliest

(Newser) - Last month, President Trump hinted that a COVID-19 vaccine could be available before Election Day, but the latest news from one of the leading developers seems to make that possibility even more remote. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla posted an open letter Friday announcing that,... More »

In Race for Vaccine, a Cold Truth

There may not be enough freezers icy enough to store the shots

(Newser) - "Do we have enough freezers?" That's a question many may not be pondering now, but it's an important one when it comes to a COVID-19 vaccine, per the Wall Street Journal . That's because the inoculation samples that may soon emerge might need to be stored at... More »

Operation Warp Speed Counts a Vaccine Win

Government will pay $1.95B for 100M doses, expected by year's end

(Newser) - The US has inked a deal that will have the country receiving the first 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine candidate in the works from Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech SE. The government could nab an additional 500 million doses under the agreement, which will see the US... More »

In Quest for COVID Vaccine, 107K 'Medical Heroes' Emerge

Volunteers coming out in droves to help 4 firms planning on starting phase 3 of clinical trials in fall

(Newser) - In early July, the National Institutes of Health launched a clinical trials network through which it hoped to enroll thousands of volunteers to test potential COVID-19 vaccines. Just a week or so later, more than 107,000 people had signed up. That's a number USA Today says will "... More »

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