COVID-19 Vaccine Development, an International Endeavor

[June 12, 2020] The quest to produce a viable, safe vaccine to halt the COVID-19 pandemic and be able to meet an aggressive schedule for the roll out of millions of doses by the close of 2020 has become a worldwide endeavor, with 10 announced potential candidates.  These vaccine developers are recruiting and enrolling participantsContinue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine Development, an International Endeavor”

Dodger Stadium Set up as Giant Testing Site in Los Angeles

May 26 (EIRNS)—The city of Los Angeles opened its largest coronavirus testing site Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, where up to 6,000 people can be tested daily free of charge. Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a news conference that “this builds on our work weve been doing [over the] past weeks and months. We want testingContinue reading “Dodger Stadium Set up as Giant Testing Site in Los Angeles”

Update: Massachusetts Contact Tracing and Expanded COVID-19 Testing May 26, 2020

Since this site’s last report on the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) 3 weeks ago, tracing teams have phoned approximately 30,000 of persons confirmed positive in the state, have reached close to 20,000 of them  and have interviewed as many as 10,000 of their close contacts. Caller ID phone exchanges 833 or 857 have been utilized toContinue reading “Update: Massachusetts Contact Tracing and Expanded COVID-19 Testing May 26, 2020”

Boris Johnson Convenes a Vaccine Summit June 4; Putin Is Invited

Summit to support the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization — GAVI May 27, 2020 (EIRNS) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is convening a virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020 on June 4th, and, according to the British Embassy in Moscow, has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to take part in it. The summit aimsContinue reading “Boris Johnson Convenes a Vaccine Summit June 4; Putin Is Invited”

New Study of Novel Coronavirus Lineage Shows One Strain in Shanghai Different from That in the Wuhan Market

May 27 (EIRNS)—A new study soon to be published in Nature magazine, and referenced in today’s Global Times, shows that the type of coronavirus that appeared in some patients in Shanghai was unrelated to the type shown in the patients who were infected at the Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan. “Chinese scientists have discovered aContinue reading “New Study of Novel Coronavirus Lineage Shows One Strain in Shanghai Different from That in the Wuhan Market”

Uncertainties: ‘COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma’ Study

Early indicators have been released from a clinical study which collected, distributed and administered ‘COVID-19 convalescent plasma’ as investigational treatment to 8,932 patients confirmed COVID-19 positive. The study, which reports data from the first 5,000 of those study patients, was a joint trial run by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), the Mayo Clinic,Continue reading “Uncertainties: ‘COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma’ Study”

Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Conference May 20, 2020

Appearing outside of Cambridge Hospital yesterday, leaders of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) drew attention to measures annunciated in a petition which they presented to Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) CEO Assaad Sayah.  The nurses say the purpose of the petition is “to sound the alarm about dangerous conditions that threaten the safety of CHA patients,Continue reading “Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Conference May 20, 2020”

An Urgent Call To Undo Cartelization of Meat-Poultry Processing

Restructuring Meat-Poultry Processors needed Long before a Trump Administration, the cartels moved in, hijacked, and supplanted the family farming- based agriculture sector, particularly the area of meat and poultry processing. This action sealed a guarantee that a gang of financial gluttons could and would exact the proverbial pound of flesh from producers and eaters alike.Continue reading “An Urgent Call To Undo Cartelization of Meat-Poultry Processing”

Where’s the Meat? COVID-19 Infects the Food Chain

Beginning early April, the ongoing and expanding detection of COVID -19 infecting workers within the 6 mega-processors of the U.S. meat sector heightens worry that Americans may face meatless dinner tables in the immediate future. The virus has infected workers at meat processing facilities in seven states: Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa and South Dakota.Continue reading “Where’s the Meat? COVID-19 Infects the Food Chain”