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Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster

Scientists have created candidate vaccines, which eventually could protect billions of people from COVID-19, with astonishing speed, compressing scientific efforts that usually take years into months. But the leader of a key drug trial said Tuesday that the blistering research pace has nonetheless been too slow to catch the coronavirus. “We are now five months… Read More »

Retail scripts of vaccines, acute drugs decline sharply amid COVID-19 pandemic

It’s understandable that retail prescriptions of drugs have declined since COVID-19 hit the U.S., as patients refrain from visiting physicians. But still, some drugs are suffering terribly, while others appear to be holding steady. Broadly speaking, total prescriptions for drugs for acute use have plummeted by 28% since February, Bernstein analysts noted after going through… Read More »

Sending out coronavirus vaccines won’t make sense unless the spread gets worse

If we had a coronavirus vaccine, we’d deploy it immediately, right? A scary and lethal disease is leaping out at us, so we must get the globe lined up for its shots. Except, no, it doesn’t quite work like that. The situation would have to be a little worse before vaccines got distributed widely, since… Read More »

Vaccines for women: Before conception, during pregnancy, and after a birth

The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are… Read More »

Activists turned away after showing up to Border Patrol detention facility with flu vaccines

Left-wing organizations that have called for the closing of immigrant detention facilities said they were turned away from a Border Patrol facility in Southern California after showing up to provide what they said were flu vaccines for detainees. Members from Doctors for Camp Closures, Families Belong Together, and Never Again Action arrived at the Chula… Read More »