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Three Coronavirus Vaccine Developers Report Promising Initial Results

LONDON — The race for a vaccine against the coronavirus intensified on Monday as three competing laboratories released promising results from early trials in humans. Now comes the hard part: proving that any of the vaccines protects against the virus, and establishing how much immunity they provide — and for how long. “What this means […]

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Investors cheer as two coronavirus vaccine candidates report T-cell responses, but findings are still early stage

At least two experimental COVID-19 vaccines produced a T-cell response in participants in early-stage clinical trials, which may indicate a more durable form of immunity than an antibody response. BioNTech BNTX, +3.46% and Pfizer Inc. PFE, +0.69% said early Monday morning that an ongoing early-stage clinical trial for their coronavirus vaccine candidate, BNT162b1, reported a […]

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Oxford coronavirus vaccine induces strong immune response, early trial results suggest

A coronavirus vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is safe and shows signs of inducing an immune response, according to early clinical trial results published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet. The trial did not look at whether the vaccine prevents coronavirus infection, however. That’s a question that will be […]

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Mistrust of a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Imperil Widespread Immunity

Almost daily, President Trump and leaders worldwide say they are racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, in perhaps the most urgent mission in the history of medical science. But the repeated assurances of near-miraculous speed are exacerbating a problem that has largely been overlooked and one that public health experts say must be addressed now: […]

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How much will a coronavirus vaccine cost?

Nearly 200 groups are trying to come up with a coronavirus vaccine. At least two dozen have reached the clinical trial stage. How much will those vaccines, if they materialize, cost? John Lewis, CEO of Canadian biotech company Entos Pharmaceuticals, echoed the comments of many executives when he said he’s not thinking about price right […]

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

Each workday morning in March, Noe Mercado drove through the desolate streets of Boston to a tall glass building on Blackfan Circle, in the heart of the city’s biotech hub. Most residents had gone into hiding from the coronavirus, but Mr. Mercado had an essential job: searching for a vaccine against this new, devastating pathogen. […]

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How Novavax Won $1.6 Billion to Make a Coronavirus Vaccine

In late February, as the coronavirus spread around the world, Dr. Richard Hatchett, the head of an international nonprofit that gives money to vaccine developers, got on an important call to discuss vaccine candidates after his plane touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport. Executives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped found and […]

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The First Covid Vaccine Tested in Humans by Moderna Shows Promise

“It exceeds all expectations,” said Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, a viral immunologist and leader of a team that developed the vaccine at the infectious disease institute. More than half of the participants had side effects, including fatigue, chills, headaches, muscle aches and pain at the injection site. Some had fever. One person who received the […]

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Moderna coronavirus vaccine poised for testing, Trump said we’re doing ‘very well’ on vaccines

The much-anticipated coronavirus vaccine created by Cambridge-based Moderna triggered an immune response exactly how scientists had hoped with President Trump saying soon after a vaccine will be delivered in “record-breaking time.” The vaccine by Moderna caused 45 volunteers dosed in March to produce neutralizing antibodies at levels comparable to those found in people who survived […]

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Why a coronavirus vaccine won’t end the pandemic by itself

A vaccine may not be enough to end the coronavirus pandemic and restore society to some semblance of normalcy, according to doctors and researchers who say effective treatments for COVID-19 are equally important. While many parts of public life, from crowded stadiums to San Francisco’s beloved cable cars, are on hold until the threat posed […]

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