• White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday he is "not particularly concerned" about the safety risk of a potential coronavirus vaccine by Moderna, despite the fact that it uses new technology to fight the virus. 
  • The vaccine, which entered a large phase-three human trial Monday, uses messenger ribonucleic acid, or mRNA molecules, to provoke an immune response to fight the virus.
Submitted by mo2 on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 20:58

(CNN) A Covid-19 vaccine likely won't be "widely available" in the US until "several months" into next year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Friday.

"I think as we get into 2021, several months in, that you would have [a] vaccine that would be widely available to people in the United States," Fauci told the Washington Post's Bob Costa during a Post Live event.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 20:33

The United States on Tuesday recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths from the coronavirus for the first time since May, another grim sign the country is struggling to contain the pandemic six months after it emerged in the U.S.

The daily death toll from Covid-19 had been falling steadily for months after peaking at over 2,000 in mid-April, but deaths began trending upward again earlier this month as the virus stormed across the South and Southwest.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 20:23

U.S. agrees to pay Pfizer and BioNTech $2 billion for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine (
  • Under the agreement, the U.S. will get 100 million doses of the vaccine, if it works, and can acquire 500 million additional doses if needed.
  • German biotech firm BioNTech and U.S.-based Pfizer are jointly developing the vaccine.
  • HHS said Americans won't have to pay for it. 

The U.S.

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 20:48

SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Global coronavirus infections surged past 15 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic gathering pace even as countries remain divided in their response to the crisis.

In the United States, which has the highest number of cases in the world with 3.91 million infections, President Donald Trump warned: “It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.”

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 20:29

Bay Area tech workers consider moving amid layoff fears (

More than half of tech workers in the Bay Area are concerned about being laid off or furloughed in the next six months, or their salaries hitting a plateau or dropping, according to a new report from Hired.

Why it matters: The tech industry has generally fared better than other sectors in the pandemic downturn, offering more chances to work from home and fewer layoffs. However, there are concerns that companies won't be willing to pay Bay Area salaries if remote workers decide to relocate to less expensive areas.

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 20:29

U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals, said to be working for China’s state intelligence bureau, for their alleged involvement in a massive global hacking operation that targeted hundreds of companies and governments for more than a decade.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 20:29

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response.

Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus.

The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger trials are under way.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 00:03

This is the first time that investigational COVID-19 vaccines have been reported to have a T-cell response

Submitted by mo2 on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 00:09