CDC Tells States to Prepare to Distribute Vaccines By November 1, 2020 and Maybe End of October

A letter from Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is telling states they will soon be receiving permit applications from McKesson Corp to distribute vaccines to places including state and local health departments and hospitals. The CDC is urgently requesting state governor assistance in expediting applications for vaccine distribution …

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COVID-19 First Generation Vaccines Should Halve the Risk of Infection

Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, reports that the first generation of COVID-19 vaccines will give people who have vaccinated a 50% lower chance of getting infected than somebody who hasn’t been vaccinated. US Operation Warp Speed is giving billions to private pharma companies to try to …

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COVID-19 Is Prompting Enterprises to Adjust Integrated Data Strategies

The pandemic, with its various ripples across all aspects of our lives and society, has caught everyone off guard, prompting us to reevaluate our predictions of what the future holds. But out of the ashes, new systems and ways of working are already emerging. The most obvious example has been the number of employees compelled …

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Saving the Economy and Your Business by Stopping Disease Spread

This is a guide for best practices for stopping the spread of diseases (COVID-19, flu and other diseases.) We can maximize our economy, businesses and society while reducing disease. Simple steps can reduce disease spread by up to 100 times. Masks, hourly hand cleaning , cleaning commonly touched surfaces like door knobs can reduce disease …

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Why Air Filtration is Important to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Written and Researched by Evan Wang (15), Certificate of Distinction by placing in the top 0.57% of more than 19,000 students (top 100 out of 19000) writing the Fermat Math contest globally. Motivation As school comes back into session, there seems to not be much actionable advice. The advice that I have found is vague, …

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Lilly Starts Phase 3 Trial for Antibody Treatment of COVID-19

Eli Lilly a Phase 3 trial studying LY-CoV555 for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in residents and staff at long-term care facilities in the U.S. (skilled nursing facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes, and assisted living facilities). LY-CoV555, the lead antibody from Lilly’s collaboration with AbCellera, is a neutralizing antibody against SARS-CoV-2, …

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Scientists and Others Are Using DIY COVID-19 Vaccine

George Church (biotech genius with over two dozen companies several with multi-billion valuation) says he has not stepped outside of his house in five months. He believes the vaccine designed by Estep, his former graduate student at Harvard and one of his protégés, is extremely safe. “I think we are at much bigger risk from …

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A Truly Effective Mask Wearing Level is 99% Not 80%. US Seat Belt Wearing is 91%

More public mask-wearing is very important to curbing the spread of COVID-19, but is 80% of the population complying with mask-wearing good enough? Above the picture shows Mask compliance but no seatbelt. Getting to Hong Kong levels of 99% mask-wearing and other new hand and surface hygiene levels will require technology, ergonomics, policy and other …

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Will COVID Force Changes To Business Insurance Policies?

When disaster strikes, small businesses turn to their business insurance policies for help – and those policies cover a wide range of situations, from storms and flooding to fires and worker injuries. As shops are forced to close down due to COVID-19, however, many are discovering that their insurance is of little help. Conventional business …

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