Icosavax lands $100M to take its virus-like particle vaccines into clinical trials

Icosavax Covid-19 vaccine

  Icosavax has drawn up clinical trial plans for its new type of vaccine in a strategy to commence tests of multiple programs, including a Covid-19 candidate. But really, the startup is following a path blazed by Mother Nature. The

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Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America’s health care workers, who “every single day put themselves at risk” during the pandemic, even as he acknowledged that PPE shortages had contributed to the deaths of more than 3,600 of them. “We rightfully refer

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J&J vaccine problems hamper US military vaccines overseas

J&J vaccine problems hamper US military vaccines overseas

U.S. military leaders said Thursday that recent problems with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have made it more difficult to provide shots for forces overseas, and that vaccines have been offered to service members’ families or other tier two beneficiaries

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Researchers racing to develop one vaccine for all coronaviruses – National

Researchers racing to develop one vaccine for all coronaviruses - National

As vaccines roll out across the globe to protect against COVID-19 and its known variants, researchers around the world are in a race to find a universal vaccine that could protect against the current strain of the coronavirus as

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NIH Looking Into Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

NIH Looking Into Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what’s known as a mast cell disorder are at higher risk for a sudden allergic reaction

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How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

By Maryam Jameel and Caroline Chen, ProPublica.This story was originally published by ProPublica.Series: Coronavirus The U.S. Response to COVID-19It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn’t mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the

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12 Months of Trauma: More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died in Covid’s First Year

12 Months of Trauma: More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died in Covid’s First Year

More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pandemic, according to “Lost on the Frontline,” a 12-month investigation by The Guardian and KHN to track such deaths. Lost on the Frontline is the most

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California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

Even as California prepares to expand vaccine eligibility on April 15 to all residents age 16 and up, the state has managed to inoculate only about half its senior population — the 65-and-older target group deemed most vulnerable to death

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Vermont to Give Minority Residents Vaccine Priority

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Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News [UPDATED at 5 p.m. ET] States have tried with limited success to get covid vaccines to people of color, who have been disproportionately killed and hospitalized by the virus. Use Our Content It can be

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