Effective August 9, 2020, the United States Department of Defense awarded MODERNATX INC. a contract for the large-scale production of up to 500 million doses of Moderna’s mRNA-1273, at 100 micro grams per dose.
Beginning in mid-March of 2020, hospitals across the U.S. were forced to layoff nurses, doctors, and other employees after they emptied due to pandemic fears. Makeshift hospitals were constructed to handle a surge that never materialized.
The New York National Guard has been deployed to airports across N.Y. state to assist the health department in the travel advisory screening process.
A total of 36 states and two U.S. territories are currently on New York’s advisory list. Anyone arriving at a New York airport from one of those areas must quarantine for 14 days or face possible fines. Essential workers are excluded.
A spokesperson for AstraZeneca, a front-runner in the clinical-trials race, declined to comment on the case of a volunteer in Brazil participating in its study citing “medical confidentiality and clinical trial regulations.”
Press release from the California Department of Public Health. Updated October 19, 2020.
From the start of this pandemic, data and science have guided our state’s response to the virus. That will continue to be true when it comes to a possible vaccine. While there is no proven vaccine yet, California is putting everything in place to distribute and administer vaccine doses as quickly as possible, but only after vaccine safety has been reviewed and approved by a panel of top health experts.