Month: March 2021

‘Redemption’: How a scientist’s unwavering belief in mRNA gave the world a Covid-19 vaccine – Katalin Kariko

“Redemption! … I was grabbing the air, I got so excited I was afraid that I might die or something.” Katalin Karikó laughs as she recounts her reaction to the news that the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which is based on research she pioneered and risked her career for, was 90 percent effective in protecting against Covid-19. For the …

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Status of COVID-19 Vaccination Research March 15, 2021

Update March 15, WHO Draft Landscape of COVID-12 Vaccination Candidates The World Health Organization has created a  Draft Landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines. This document is a reference by many websites for articles and reporting. After downloading the document, it’s important to understand the definition of terms and abbreviations. As of March 12, 2021, there …

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Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling the spread of COVID-19

among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, state-wide cohort study HOW CLOSE IS TOO CLOSE Polly van den Berg, MD, Elissa M Schechter-Perkins, MD, MPH, Rebecca S Jack, MPP, Isabella Epshtein, MPP, Richard Nelson, PhD, Emily Oster, PhD, Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc, Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling …

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