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The Scientists Behind the Vaccine

When Pfizer launched its COVID-19 vaccine, news started appearing about BioNTech, the company Pfizer worked with for the development of the vaccine. Unlike Pfizer, BioNTech was not a part of Big Pharma, did not have an international presence and wasn’t behind any medication that was as widespread as the COVID-19 vaccine. The company was owned…

Slow Websites and Stalled Phone Lines: The Hurdles for Older Adults Getting a COVID Vaccine

The United States started administering COVID-19 vaccines in Dec. 2020 [1]. When the vaccines became available, the country was faced with the decision of who should be vaccinated first. The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) provided guidelines of groups to be vaccinated in a specific order [2]. Per these suggestions, the people who should…

Time to Vaccinate

The United States leads the world in medical research and healthcare spending. In 2005, President George W. Bush announced a detailed and comprehensive plan written by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent and respond to infectious diseases at the state and federal levels….

Coronavirus Vaccine Progress

One of the biggest questions people are asking is when we are going to get a vaccine. Presumably, designing an effective vaccine and wide scale vaccination campaigns will ultimately eradicate the virus or at least allow those vaccinated to return to a new normal. Research is flowing into COVID-19 research of all types, with Congress…

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