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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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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Blood Transfusions Help Reduce COVID-19 Mortality by 35%

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for investigational convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. The tests on 70,000 people suggest that the blood transfusion can reduced COVID-19 mortality by 35%. This procedure is transferring antibodies in the blood of people who were infected with COVID-19 …

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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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COVID Vaccine Likely to Be Once a Year – 133+ Candidate Vaccines

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, member of the boards of Pfizer and biotech company Illumina and former FDA commissioner expects that any coronavirus vaccine that proves to be safe and effective will still probably only provide immunity for a limited amount of time, maybe “up to a year,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb …

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Early USC COVID-19 Antibody Tests Shows Safer 0.1-0.3% Fatality Rate

Based on the results of the first round of COVID-19 antibody testing, the USC research team estimates that approximately 4.1% of the LA county’s adult population has an antibody to the virus. Adjusting this estimate for the statistical margin of error implies about 2.8% to 5.6% of the county’s adult population has an antibody to …

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Hundreds Coronaviruses are in China and Asian Bats, Humans are Infected All the Time

Three new alphacoronaviruses, three new betacoronaviruses, and one known alphacoronavirus previously identified in other southeast Asian countries were detected for the first time in bats in Myanmar. Studies in bats in China found over 400 coronaviruses. SARS-related viruses in these bat populations have the potential to go directly into human cells and do not need …

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