As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Just a few months into the coronavirus pandemic, Holly Smith had already made up her mind. She was not going to reopen her restaurant to diners until there was a vaccine. She just didn’t think it was safe. When …

Angela Merkel Raises Concern Over Coronavirus Vaccine Plan For Poorer Countries

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media following her participation in a virtual summit of G20 nations in which she expressed concern over a lack of plan to prepare coronavirus vaccinations for poorer countries. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images German Chancellor …

As Vaccine Approvals Loom, U.S. Funds A Back-Up Plan For Delivery

ApiJect makes a disposable injection device that the company says can be mass produced to deliver vaccines and medications around the world. ApiJect hide caption toggle caption ApiJect ApiJect makes a disposable injection device that the company says can be mass produced to deliver vaccines …

Operation Warp Speed’s Logistics Chief Weighs In On Vaccine Progress

Gen. Gustave Perna tells NPR that if a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration in December, “10 to 30 million doses of vaccine will be available that we can start distributing” in the United States. Chip Somodevilla/AP hide …

First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Go To Health Workers, Say CDC Advisers

Medical staff members treat a patient with COVID-19 last week in the intensive care unit of United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, experts say immunizing health workers first is the best way to curb deaths and stop transmission. Go …

Researchers Find Doubts About COVID-19 Vaccine Among People Of Color

A health worker injects a woman during clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine last month in Hollywood, Fla. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images A health worker injects a woman during clinical trials for a …

NIH Director ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ About COVID-19 Vaccine Approval By End Of 2020

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, is pictured on Sept. 9 on Capitol Hill. Collins says a vaccine would not be approved for emergency use before late November at the earliest. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images …

Putin Announces Approval Of A 2nd Unproven Coronavirus Vaccine

Russia’s Vektor State Enterprise, a former Soviet-era bioweapons lab that has developed a new and yet-to-be-proven coronavirus vaccine, shown in 2018. Donat Sorokin/TASS hide caption toggle caption Donat Sorokin/TASS Russia’s Vektor State Enterprise, a former Soviet-era bioweapons lab that has developed a new and yet-to-be-proven …

Trump Accuses FDA Of Playing Politics With COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines

President Trump addresses reporters during a Wednesday news conference. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joshua Roberts/Getty Images President Trump addresses reporters during a Wednesday news conference. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images President Trump on Wednesday decried reported health agency efforts to issue stricter guidelines for …

COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Paused, Due To Illness In One Volunteer

Drug maker AstraZeneca has announced that it is pausing its COVID-19 vaccine trial due to a “potentially unexplained illness” in one of the trial volunteers. The vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford in partnership with Astra Zeneca. It’s being studied in thousands of …