FDA Chief Promises Transparency for Covid-19 Vaccine Review

The Muslim Times

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Source: Bloomberg

ByDrew Armstrong; August 30, 2020, 11:44 AM EDTUpdated on

  • ‘We’re going to let the data’ dictate vaccine look, Hahn says
  • FDA’s Hahn speaks in interview with Bloomberg News on Sunday

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration promised that the review of a potential Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. will be transparent to the public, with any clearance by the agency driven by data alone.

In an interview on Sunday, Commissioner Stephen Hahn responded to questions about the different ways the FDA could clear a vaccine for use: either under an emergency authorization, likely based on more limited data and for use in a narrow group, or a broader approval that could lead to wider use.

“We’ve said all along we’re not going…

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FDA Chief Promises Transparency for Covid-19 Vaccine Review

The Muslim Times

The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles forthe war against Covid 19, especially thevaccines.

Source: Bloomberg

ByDrew Armstrong; August 30, 2020, 11:44 AM EDTUpdated on

  • ‘We’re going to let the data’ dictate vaccine look, Hahn says
  • FDA’s Hahn speaks in interview with Bloomberg News on Sunday

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration promised that the review of a potential Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. will be transparent to the public, with any clearance by the agency driven by data alone.

In an interview on Sunday, Commissioner Stephen Hahn responded to questions about the different ways the FDA could clear a vaccine for use: either under an emergency authorization, likely based on more limited data and for use in a narrow group, or a broader approval that could lead to wider use.

“We’ve said all along we’re not going…

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Another Reason to Believe Pfizer Could Have a Coronavirus Vaccine Ready in October

The Muslim Times

The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles forthe war against Covid 19, especially thevaccines.

Source: The Motley Fool

“We will go for regulatory approvals in October.”

Those were the words ofPfizer(NYSE:PFE)CEO Albert Bourla in aWashington Postlive interview earlier this month. He was referring to the prospect that the company, along with its partnerBioNTech(NASDAQ:BNTX), could seek approval for COVID-19 vaccine candidate BNT162b2 in the near future.

This statement was consistent with Bourla’s previous comments. In July, for example, he toldTimemagazine that Pfizer expected to know in September whether or not its vaccine works. He added that would pave the way for a quick Food and Drug Administration submission and even approval in October “if we are lucky.”

Is this timeline really attainable? There’s another reason now to believe that Pfizer just might have…

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Solving the Coronavirus’ Immunity Mystery

The Muslim Times

The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles for the war against Covid 19, especially the vaccines.

Scientists target coronavirus immunity puzzle

By Rebecca Morell

Source: BBC

A new effort is under way to understand how the immune system responds to coronavirus.

Scientists from 17 UK research centres are attempting to answer questions such as how long immunity lasts and why disease severity varies so much.

The new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) says learning about immunity will help to fight the virus.

It has received £6.5m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Prof Mala Maini, a viral immunologist from University College London, who is leading one of the UK-CIC teams, said: “Our immune response to a virus is really what dictates how we respond when we get infected, how ill we get when we get an acute infection…

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Community grows in undeveloped spaces

The La Crosse Independent

washburn Neighborhood garden is a sanctuARY, but can mayo cLINIC be made to see its true value?

By Roxanne Aubrey

Having spent most of my adult life in Brooklyn, I never would have imagined myself in a garden plot in Wisconsin at 6 a.m. hunting cucumber beetles and squash bugs.

Every morning and every evening, I hunt down the little buggers which decimate my squash plants in the Washburn Neighborhood Garden and take some satisfaction in smushing them. Next to my plot is Jo Ann Neve’s plot. (Jo Ann’s squash plants are beautiful. I gaze at her lush garden in awe, and – I’ll admit it – envy). She, along with Randy and Rita Magno, helped start this garden on Division Street between 9th and 10th Street.

This land was previously owned by Franciscan Skemp Medical Center (since 2015, it has belonged to Mayo Clinic.). Back then, there…

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Our way of life is killing us

Wibble

It’s all about externalities. The price we pay for things rarely, if ever, reflects its true cost.

Forests are vital for our survival – but that’s not stopping greedy supermarkets and fast food companies burning them down for profit.

We only have 9 years left to halve global CO2 emissions, but deforestation is rising, temperatures are rising – and industrial meat sales are rising too. Forests are essential to soak up CO2 and provide life-saving oxygen. Every tree that’s cut down to feed industrially reared animals brings us closer to climate breakdown and the droughts, wildfires, flooding and starvation that will follow.

We can’t stand by while food giants like Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Burger King, McDonalds and KFC continue to sell industrial meat that is burning down our forests.

We must demand that these food giants stop destroying forests NOW.

Industrial meat is as serious a threat to…

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Anatomy of coup attempt in Belarus

The New Dark Age

30 August 2020 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

Women protestors in Minsk, Belarus, lionised by western media

The Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed in a TV interview on August 27 that the Americans, amongst others, had fuelled the unrest in Belarus. He explained that the controversial presence of 33 Russian nationals (with military background) in Minsk in the run-up to the presidential election in Belarus on August 8, which briefly created misunderstanding between Minsk and with Moscow, was itself was a joint operation by Ukrainian and US intelligence agencies.

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