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Health Oct 22U.S. regulators, experts take up thorny vaccine study issues
With vaccines against COVID-19 inching closer, U.S. regulators took an unusual step Thursday in asking outside scientists: Are the government's standards high enough to adequately judge the shots?…
Health Aug 02Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine
Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision.
Health Jun 28Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race
People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works.
Health Jun 23WATCH: Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine could possibly be made available by end of 2020 or start of 2021
The government's top infectious disease expert told a House committee on Tuesday he remains "cautiously optimistic" that some will be ready at the end of the year.
Health Jun 23WATCH: Fauci, Redfield, health officials testify on Trump administration’s response to COVID-19
Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic response.
Health Jun 11Moderna on track for large COVID-19 vaccine test in July
A U.S. company says it's on track to begin a huge study next month to prove if its COVID-19 vaccine candidate really works. Moderna Inc. is developing the experimental shot with the National Institutes of Health.
Health Jun 04U.K. summit calls for freely available virus vaccine
The British government has hosted a vaccine summit that raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as expert wrestled with the difficult question of how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally — and…
Health Mar 31Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?
Worldwide, the top priority for masks goes to health workers, who are in close contact with patients. Masks are also recommended for the sick.
Health Mar 31White House turns to statistical models for virus forecast
White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible.
Health Mar 29Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease
Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable.