Over 80,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in a single day this week in the United States. Experts fear that despite promises of an available vaccine within months, the winter season may be the worst season of the pandemic. Dr. Fauci also proposes that wearing face masks should be mandated.
A new method of gene therapy involves minimally invasive microneedles. The patch includes genetic material within nanoparticles and can be applied for various clinical uses such as cancers, diseases, and vaccines.
As vaccines candidates are being developed to cure coronavirus, some developers use squalene - an ingredient found in shark liver oil. Wildlife experts fear that millions of sharks may be killed if vaccine developers don't look for alternative sources.
In a historic announcement by the Africa Regional Certification Commission during a World Health Organization (WHO) event has declared Africa free from wild polio, with the continent's last case recorded four years ago in Nigeria.
An antibody developed during the time of SARS helped researchers from MassBiologics find another antibody that is effective in fighting coronavirus. The unique IgA antibody may be used to develop an effective vaccine.
The current case count in the U.S. is only getting worse with 1,000 deaths per day, with up to 200,000 deaths forecasted by September. At this rate and with the country's obesity epidemic, herd immunity is not an option and would only result in a massive death count.
The Gamaleya vaccine is the first the receive regulatory approval in the world after two months of testing. Scientists around the world are skeptic, including the Association of Clinical Trials Organizations, of its efficacy and safety.
Moderna, the biotech company just signed a big cloud deal with Amazon Web Services that will provide its standard platform for doing analytics and machine learning as they continue to develop COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says a virus will be available by next year the earliest and urges politicians to shut down states again. Meanwhile, the CDC announces lingering symptoms in young adults while urging schools to reopen by fall.