• ‘It's The Hunger Games for Laboratories.' Why Some People Are Waiting Weeks for Their COVID-19 Test Results

    1 month ago - By Time

    A graduate student in Florida waited 11 days. Positive. A 14-year-old in California waited 24 days. Negative. A writer in New York has waited for four days-and is still waiting.
    As the United States struggles to control the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country are using Twitter to announce the arrival of their virus test results. The point of these tweets is not just to broadcast the result itself, but to point out the absurdity of receiving a result so stale that it's almost completely useless from a public health standpoint.
    Social media posts from July and August make clear a...
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  • Falling Coronavirus Testing Numbers Obscures the Reality of the U.S. Pandemic

    1 month ago - By Time

    July was devastating in the U.S. After the country had appeared to flatten the curve in late spring, daily new cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed as the season turned, peaking at 20.5 per 100,000 people on July 18, according to data gathered by Johns Hopkins University. After some hemming and hawing, many local officials of states seeing resurgences reinstated some of the restrictions, meant to limit the spread of the virus, which had previously been lifted. On the face of it, these decisions seemed to have paid off: Though the U.S. recently passed 5 million total confirmed cases, it took...
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  • Moderna secures more than $1.5B federal government deal to provide Covid-19 vaccine

    Moderna secures more than $1.5B federal government deal to provide Covid-19 vaccine

    1 month ago - By MedCity News

    The agreement, which includes 100 million doses of mRNA-1273 and an option to acquire 400 million more, brings the total amount of money the biotech company has received from the federal government for its vaccine efforts to nearly $2.5 billion.
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  • STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Moderna gets $1.5 billion U.S. contract for Covid-19 vax; state out-of-pocket caps saved residents money

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Everyone, and how are you today? A bright shiny sun and cool breezes are enveloping the Pharmalot campus, a decidedly welcome break from the steamy heat of the past few days. This calls for celebration. So please join us as we reach for the mandatory cup of stimulation. There is another reason to celebrate, by the way, and that is the middle of the week has arrived. In other words, you made it this far, so why not continue? Consider the alternatives, after all. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits. Have a great day, and keep in touch....
    Moderna agreed to provide the U.S. government 100...
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