Doctors said even in the months after the vaccine is distributed, it will be important for people to wear masks and social distance.
Health-care personnel and front-line workers will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Texas.
AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90% effective in preventing disease.
Leaders of the world’s most powerful nations have wrapped up the Group of 20 summit, vowing to spare no effort to protect lives and expressing their determination to ensure affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all people.
A FDA advisory committee is set to meet Dec. 10 to discuss Pfizer’s request for an emergency use authorization for its developing COVID-19 vaccine.
In a press release, the WHO said there is currently “no evidence that remdesivir improves survival and other outcomes in these patients.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set a public meeting on Dec. 10 to discuss approving Pfizer and BioNTech’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine and will livestream it on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech formally submitted their request Nov. 20 for FDA emergency use authorization.
The first COVID-19 vaccines to be given in the U.S. are expected to get a green light from regulators under a process known as emergency use authorization.
"Our goal is to make all safe and effective COVID vaccines available to Floridians who want them, but the state will not mandate that Floridians take these vaccines," DeSantis said. "That's going to be the choice of each and every Floridian."
Texas A&M University researchers are expanding their recruitment of volunteers for a late-stage, phase 4 clinical trial of an existing tuberculosis vaccine that could blunt the devastating effects of COVID-19.
Pfizer announced more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective.
For Williamson County, Dr. Jarvis says their main priority will be first responders and healthcare workers.
Health care workers are likely to receive the first coronavirus vaccines when supplies are limited, but a decision on who gets the first shots has not been made.
Neither Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine use the live virus. “You absolutely cannot get the virus from the vaccination.” said Lacy.
There's more promising news on the COVID-19 vaccine front as Moderna says its shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus.
The United States has hit yet another grim milestone with more than 11 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins data.
Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned that Americans should expect a gradual return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic as Pfizer potentially rolls out its highly-effective vaccine at the end of the year.
Microsoft said that most of the attacks in recent months were unsuccessful, but provided no information on how many succeeded or how serious those breaches were.
Governor Greg Abbott says the COVID-19 antibody therapy bamlanivimab from Eli Lilly & Company will be distributed to acute care hospitals in Texas as early as next week.