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Coronavirus Vaccine: Pfizer Says It Won’t Seek Authorization Before Mid-November

The chief executive of Pfizer said on Friday that the company would not apply for emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine before the third week of November, ruling out President Trump’s assertion that a vaccine would be ready before Election Day on Nov. 3. In a statement posted to the company website, the chief executive,… Read More »

Russian vaccine enters trials in United Arab Emirates even as it is mass-distributed

Russia announced that its coronavirus vaccine, which has already been approved for general use, will be undergoing a Phase 3 trial in the United Arab Emirates. The vaccine, dubbed “Sputnik V,” has generated controversy because the Russian Ministry of Health approved its use in August despite no Phase 3 trials being completed. Phase 3 trials… Read More »

Elon Musk says he won’t take coronavirus vaccine, calls Bill Gates a ‘knucklehead’

SpaceX founder Elon Musk stirred the pot yet again after claiming that neither he nor his family would take a COVID-19 vaccine even if it was readily available. The 49-year-old billionaire dropped the bombshell during a Monday appearance on the New York Times opinion podcast “Sway.” “I’m not at risk, neither are my kids,” Musk… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »