Pressure Grows on U.S. Companies to Share Covid Vaccine Technology

Moderna accepted $2.5 billion in taxpayer money to develop its Covid-19 vaccine. But officials in the U.S. and overseas are having trouble persuading the company to license its technology.

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What if the Coronavirus Crisis Was Just a Trial Run?

The year 2020 gave us a glimpse of something radically new: tensions in politics, finance and geopolitics intersecting with a natural shock on a global scale.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Novavax Offers U.S. a Fourth Strong Covid-19 Vaccine

The company’s large U.S. trial found an efficacy rate of about 90 percent. But at this point, the nation is awash in other shots.

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Brazil’s Bid to Outsource Amazon Conservation Finds Few Takers

Brazil is seeking to share the cost and burden of protecting the rain forest with the private sector. But it has found few firms willing to help.

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Amid Economic Turmoil, Biden Stays Focused on Longer Term

The president’s advisers are pushing their most detailed argument yet for the long-term benefits of a $4 trillion agenda to remake the American economy.

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Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’

An Operation Warp Speed report last June flagged staffing and quality control concerns at Emergent BioSolutions’ factory in Baltimore. The troubled plant recently had to throw out up to 15 million doses.

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Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why

While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market.

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White House Weighs New Cybersecurity Approach After Failure to Detect Hacks

The intelligence agencies missed massive intrusions by Russia and China, forcing the administration and Congress to look for solutions, including closer partnership with private industry.

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Five Takeaways From the Developing Space War Between China and the U.S.

The Biden administration is inheriting the menace of Chinese antisatellite arms as well as an innovative way of trying to defuse the escalating threat.

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How Space Became the Next ‘Great Power’ Contest Between the U.S. and China

The Biden administration faces not only waves of Chinese antisatellite weapons but a history of jumbled responses to the intensifying threat.

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Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon are among the companies offering the government assistance with logistics and operations.

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National Guard Provides Covid Vaccine Help in Overwhelmed States

At least 16 states and territories are using the National Guard to give shots, drawing on doctors, nurses, medics and other troops who are skilled in administering injections.

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New York City Severs Ties With Trump’s Company

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city will terminate its contracts with the Trump Organization. 

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Johnson & Johnson Expects Vaccine Results Soon but Lags in Production

The U.S. needs J.&J.’s one-shot vaccine more than ever. But the company is behind on manufacturing promises made in its Operation Warp Speed contract.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #factories-and-manufacturing, #johnsonjohnson, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.

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As Rollout Falters, Scientists Debate New Vaccination Tactics

Should second doses be delayed? Should most adults receive half-doses? Scientists are pondering ways to get more shots into more arms.

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Why Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution is Taking Longer Than Expected

Health officials and hospitals are struggling with a lack of resources. Holiday staffing and saving doses for nursing homes are also contributing to delays.

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Here’s Why the ‘Last Mile’ of Vaccine Distribution Is Going So Slowly

Health officials and hospitals are struggling with a lack of resources. Holiday staffing and saving doses for nursing homes are also contributing to delays.

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Biden Criticizes Trump on Vaccine Distribution and Pledges to Pick Up Pace

Three weeks from taking office, Joe Biden called vaccinating Americans “the greatest operational challenge we’ve ever faced as a nation” and offered a bleak assessment of the months ahead.

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F.D.A. Clears Moderna’s Covid Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a second coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, clearing the way for millions more Americans to be immunized next week.

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The Covid-19 Vaccine Doesn’t Mean Big Pharma Is Your Savior

Heroic work went into the development of the coronavirus vaccines. But that doesn’t mean this industry deserves your affection.

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First Coronavirus Vaccines to Head to States, Starting Historic Effort

Distributing supplies is a daunting logistical challenge, involving sophisticated tracking equipment, military contingencies and tight security.

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Trump Officials Push Ambitious Vaccine Timeline as California Locks Down

As cases surge and hospital beds fill up, federal officials said a vaccine could be distributed to as many as 24 million people by mid-January.

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When and How You’ll Get a Vaccine

Multiple inoculations for the coronavirus are making their way through the approval process. Here’s what we know about the plan for their distribution.

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Military’s Role in Vaccine to Be Strictly Behind the Scenes

While no troops will be administering shots or dropping off doses, scores of Defense Department employees are involved in the effort.

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Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

The furious race to develop a coronavirus vaccine played out against a presidential election, between a pharmaceutical giant and a biotech upstart, with the stakes as high as they could get.

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Dr. Céline Gounder, Adviser to Biden, on the Next Covid Attack Plan

Schools are essential while restaurants are not, said Dr. Gounder. And manufacturers may soon be ordered to produce protective gear for health workers.

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Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It

The government has sent billions to drug companies to develop a coronavirus shot but a tiny fraction of that to localities for training, record-keeping and other costs for vaccinating citizens.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Showing Us How Capitalism Is Amazing, and Inadequate

Why big business needs big government and vice versa.

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The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine, Explained

What’s the big deal? Was it part of Operation Warp Speed? When can you get one?

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The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What’s the Plan Now?

The office was dedicated to the long-term safety of vaccines. Experts say plans to track coronavirus vaccines are fragmented and “behind the eight ball.”

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The First Covid Vaccine Will Not Make Life Normal Again

Come spring, Americans may have their choice of several so-so coronavirus vaccines — with no way of knowing which one is best.

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Novavax’s New Covid-19 Vaccine Studies Praised By Scientists

The company has received a $1.6 billion grant from the government’s Operation Warp Speed to have 100 million doses ready by early 2021.

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Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project

Operation Warp Speed has moved along at a rapid clip. But some people involved in the approval process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump.

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Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Deal Yet

The arrangement brings the Trump administration’s investment in coronavirus vaccine projects to more than $8 billion. The head of the federal effort is a former GSK executive.

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Mistrust of a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Imperil Widespread Immunity

Billions are being poured into developing a shot, but the rapid timetable and President Trump’s cheerleading are creating a whole new group of vaccine-hesitant patients.

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Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Nonstop Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine

In Boston and in the Netherlands, scientists are racing to build a vaccine against the virus strangling the world.

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How Novavax Won $1.6 Billion From Operation Warp Speed For Coronavirus Vaccine

Novavax just received the Trump administration’s largest vaccine contract. In the Maryland company’s 33-year history, it has never brought a vaccine to market.

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We Socialize Bailouts. We Should Socialize Successes, Too.

Governments have spent trillions in tough times without creating structures that turn short-term fixes into a more inclusive economy.

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In Poor Countries, Many Covid-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen

Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.

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Trump Narrows Search for Coronavirus Vaccine to Five Firms

The White House is eager to project progress, but the public-private partnership it has created still faces scientific hurdles, internal tensions and questions from Congress.

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Poor Countries Need a Coronavirus Vaccine, or Rich Ones Will Also Suffer

The pandemic is global, so access to a vaccine should be available to every nation.

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