Tag Archives: Vaccine

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 »

BioNTech, CureVac bag $745M in German funding for COVID-19 vaccine hopefuls

Two German biotechs, BioNTech and CureVac, have been at the cutting edge of the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine—a time-consuming and costly process. In order to get both over the finish line, the German government is making a big investment in both candidates’ development. The German government has awarded the mRNA-based vaccine makers a combined… Read More »

U.S. government gives Moderna Inc $472 million for coronavirus vaccine development

A view of Moderna headquarters on May 08, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Moderna was given FDA approval to continue to phase 2 of Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trials with 600 participants. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Moderna Inc., a biotech company that develops pharmaceuticals, received $ 472 million award from the federal Biomedical Advanced Research and… Read More »

Pandemic’s economic hit will be here ‘for a long time’ even if a vaccine is approved, economist says

While markets reacted positively this week to promising news of potential coronavirus vaccines in development, a top economist warned that the economic hit from the pandemic will be here for a long time.  A large number of small businesses that closed in March — when restrictions around social movements went into effect — are not going to… Read More »