Israel Has High COVID Vaccination Level But Still Has COVID Problems

By Feb 7, 2021, Israel had administered over 5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine which covered 60% of its population. Israel has a population 9.3 million people. The US might get to the current Israel vaccination level around May-June. Israel still had a spike in cases in February. Israel was targeting the vaccination of …

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Moderna Vaccine Works Against New Strains But May Need New Third Booster

The two-dose regimen of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at the 100 µg dose is expected to be protective against emerging strains detected to date. Moderna will test an additional booster dose of its COVID-19 Vaccine (mRNA-1273) to study the ability to further increase neutralizing titers against emerging strains beyond the existing primary vaccination series. Moderna …

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CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Plan Could Cause 100,000 Avoidable Deaths

On December 1, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) gave its recommended COVID-19 Vaccination Priority plan and it is still wrong. The CDC is ignoring its own science on the most at risk groups. On December 1, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that health care personnel and long-term care facility residents …

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Protect the Old – About 10% of Vaccination Effort Can Prevent 90% of the Deaths

We have to protect the old people first to prevent the most COVID-19 deaths. COVID-19 is most deadly to older people, so vaccinating the roughly 7-10% of people who are over 70 would prevent over 75% of COVID deaths. These estimates are from Israel, but striking: vaccinate the 0.5% of people over 90, and total …

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We Can Stop All Future Potential Pandemics Before They Start

The Moderna COVID Vaccine was created on Jan 13, 2020. This was one month before the first recorded US COVID death. Ten months was mainly spent on trials and statistical proving how effective vaccine was effective. Experts were very certain that the potential vaccines would be safe. Clearly the effectiveness testing and verification should be …

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Moderna COVID Vaccine is 94.5% Effective

Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA) reported the results of its Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273 has met the statistical criteria pre-specified in the study protocol for efficacy, with a vaccine efficacy of 94.5%. A secondary endpoint analyzed severe cases of COVID-19 and included 11 severe cases (as defined in the study protocol) in this first interim …

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Pfizer COVID Vaccine is Over 90% Effective and FDA Emergency Authorization Expected Third Week of November

Pfizer and BioNTech, announced positive efficacy results from our Phase 3, late-stage study of our potential COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis. The results demonstrate that our mRNA-based vaccine can help …

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US 2020 GDP Could be -2% With Possible Pandemic Economic Recovery By End of 2021

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve published results of a survey of 35 economic forecasters on August 14, 2020. They predicted the US economy would expand at an annual rate of 19.1 percent in the third quarter. This was almost double the prediction of 10.6 percent from the last survey. The forecasters expected real GDP to decrease …

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