Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Health

Moderna applies for FDA authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna today announced that the primary efficacy analysis of their Phase 3 study of their vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273 conducted on 196 cases confirms the high efficacy observed at the first interim analysis. The data analysis indicates a...

New AI detects COVID-19 on chest x-rays with accuracy and speed

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (A.I.) platform that detects COVID-19 by analyzing X-ray images of the lungs. Called DeepCOVID-XR, the machine-learning algorithm outperformed a team of specialized thoracic radiologists --...

Third COVID-19 vaccine, this one from AstraZeneca, up to 90% effective

A third COVID-19 vaccine, this one from AstraZeneca, reported Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90% effective in preventing disease. The results are based on...

Pfizer files with FDA for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer Inc. and its German partner, BioNTech SE will submit a request today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of their mRNA vaccine candidate, BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2, which will potentially enable...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking FDA clearance soon

In a press release issued today, Pfizer said that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk of dying — the last data needed to...

Major death spikes as the U.S. adds 143,000 COVID-19 cases

Updated data from researchers at John Hopkins University showed 143,200 cases were added on Wednesday, topping the record set the day before by almost 3,000 cases. Wednesday was the fifth single-day case record in nine days.

Analysts predict Pfizer, BioNTech set to make billions in yearly sales with COVID-19 vaccine launch

In a note to clients Tuesday, SVB Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges said the recent results from Pfizer's early COVID-19 vaccine data should “boost confidence of the general public in COVID vaccines, which should drive up the early adoption rate.” The analysts see Pfizer’s...

Biden names members of COVID-19 advisory task force; taps BARDA whistleblower Rick Bright

President-elect Joe Biden hit the ground running Monday morning with an announcement of his transition team’s COVID-19 advisory board.  The advisory board will be co-chaired by public health experts including Rick Bright, a vaccine expert and the former...

Early Data Shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine is 90% Effective

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, has released promising interim data from the Phase III COVID-19 vaccine trial. The data suggest a 90% efficacy rate for the vaccine. Initially, the plan was to conduct...

US COVID-19 tops daily record of 114,000 new cases

Yesterday, the US set an alarming record for the number of new coronavirus cases in a single day, recording more than 100,000 cases of the deadly virus. According to a NYT tally, the US...
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New Podcast Takes Aim at the Subject of UFOs with a Mystery Guest from the Military Intelligence Community

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Bit Origin Limited Intends to Invest in an Operator of a Cryptocurrency Mining Site in Macon, Georgia

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Elon Musk to Acquire Twitter

Twitter, Inc. made it official, it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk,...