The first COVID-19 vaccine will likely require two shots

Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines have a lot in common: they are both highly effective in clinical trials, they are both gene-based vaccines, and each also requires two doses. That last point is pretty standard for vaccines. “If you look at all the FDA approved vaccines, the vast majority will require multiple doses,” … Read more

Microsoft said hackers from Russia and North Korea attacked the COVID-19 vaccine makers

Cyberattacks by the hackers originating in North Korea and Russia have targeted companies researching COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, Microsoft said in a new blog post. The company said the attacks aimed at seven leading pharmaceutical companies and researchers in the US, Canada, France, India, and South Korea. “Among the targets, the majority are vaccine makers that … Read more

The COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, reports the manufacturer

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate was 90 percent effective at protecting people from the coronavirus, manufacturers Pfizer and BioNTech said on Monday. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) previously said it would require any vaccine to be at least 50 percent effective to be approved. “If that headline really number really holds up, that is huge. … Read more