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Boston Globe; December 1, 2020. Massachusetts could see two vaccines arrive by mid- to late December
New York Times; November 30, 2020. Vaccines typically require years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but scientists are racing to produce a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine by next year. Researchers are testing 57 vaccines in clinical trials on humans, and at least 87 preclinical vaccines are under active investigation in animals.
Washington Post; November 30, 2020. In the third such announcement in as many weeks, AstraZeneca revealed Monday that its vaccine candidate, developed by Oxford University, is up to 90 percent effective in clinical trials. Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, and Moderna have each reported vaccines that are 95 percent effective in trials.
Washington Post; November 30, 2020. We are tracking 200 experimental vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic, a scientific quest moving at record-breaking speed.
Wired; November 23, 2020. Two vaccines are nearly here—but their unusual storage requirements could deprive the rural areas that need them most. A tech fix might be coming.
Vox; November 20, 2020. The companies say their vaccine could begin distribution to high-risk people by mid-December.
NBC News, November 20, 2020. The first experimental coronavirus vaccines could be available by the end of the year, and while that’s welcome news for public health officials, surveys have shown that people’s trust in a Covid-19 vaccine remains on shaky ground.
The Atlantic, November 18, 2020. A year of scientific uncertainty is over. Two vaccines look like they will work, and more should follow.
Vox; November 16, 2020. Moderna says its vaccine is 95 percent effective. Here’s what you need to know.
Boston Globe; November 15, 2020. With a potential COVID-19 vaccine suddenly closer on the horizon, planning is intensifying over which Massachusetts residents will be first in line to receive the shots and how to persuade communities that are deeply mistrustful of vaccines and the health care system to step forward.
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