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As U.S. and other governments sign deals for vaccine supplies, Gates, Gavi and Serum Institute of India pledge cheap shots for developing world

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said it is backing the world’s largest vaccine maker, Serum Institute of India, to churn out 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine for poorer countries and price them at less than $3.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:12

The US Is Disastrously Behind in Covid-19 Testing. Again (wired.com)

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In most places in America, it’s not hard to get a Covid-19 test right now. You can walk into a clinic, pharmacy, even your local Wal-Mart, and walk out again, nose swabbed, without too much trouble. Getting the results of your test, on the other hand ... well, let’s just say you should be prepared to wait. And wait.

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:43

How the Pandemic Defeated America (theatlantic.com)

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How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 18:35

Coronavirus updates: Colleges could reopen if they test students every 2 days; Fauci 'cautiously optimistic' for vaccine this year (usatoday.com)

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The deal is part of Operation Warp Speed, a White House-led initiative aimed at getting a vaccine to stop SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 20:34

Operation Warp Speed leader says he expects coronavirus vaccine to be highly effective, 'in the 90%' range (cnn.com)

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(CNN) The head of the government's effort to develop a vaccine against Covid-19 says he expects the vaccine to have efficacy rates "in the 90%" range -- but that there might not be enough vaccine available for all Americans until the end of next year.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 19:50