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When pharmaceutical company Moderna issued a press release about the promising results of its Phase I clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine, the media and the markets went wild. The New York Times ran a story that went viral on Twitter, racking up millions of views as social media influencers and doctors alike shared it far and wide. Moderna’s stock price shot up 20 per cent and several peer companies like Novavax rallied even higher at more than 30 per cent.
The US was wholly unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic.
As Raymond Schinazi watched Dr. Anthony Fauci reveal data from a highly anticipated clinical trial late last month, he knew he was witnessing history.
This has reference to your report, “Italian researchers claim world’s first coronavirus vaccine” (May 6). Billions of citizens across the world, irrespective of religion, ideology, caste and creed, wait with bated breath, for scientists to discover a vaccine to fight coronavirus. Never before, has the discovery of a new product, been so critical. Over a hundred research institutions are burning the midnight oil to find a vaccine including the Oxford University, Massachusetts-based Moderna, Beijing-based Sinovac, Biotech Pfizer and BioNtech, Inovio Pharmaceuticals and the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG).
Charity doesn’t rely on wealth. It relies on attitude. And heavily so. One can be rich, but poor at heart when it comes to helping the poor. That is why one was really happy to read about a Filipina’s effort to help those felled by the ever-growing, unsparing and
Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lying countries on Earth.
After almost a year, the country finally received the verdict in the case against former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd last May by pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. To our collective
The 11-year-old returned to the classroom last Thursday. The actual, physical IRL classroom on the second floor of her Venice elementary school. Inside, she and eight other fifth graders sat at well-spaced desks, many looking as if they’d died and gone to heaven.