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Business on the Front Lines

News and perspectives from corporations working to directly impact the COVID-19 public health crisis. Content from this collection may include updates from medical supply or pharmaceutical companies, businesses that have pivoted their production to support the medical response to COVID-19 or hospitals that are navigating many secondary impacts of the pandemic (both economic and human).

Pfizer, U.S. Reach Deal to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

Pfizer, U.S. Reach Deal to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

By: Peter Loftus, Rebecca Ballhaus and Matt Grossman
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 23rd, 2020
Company will provide 100 million more doses to bolster campaign under way in U.S.
FDA Finds Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Highly Effective

FDA Finds Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Highly Effective

By: Thomas M. Burton and Peter Loftus
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 15th, 2020
Second major U.S. coronavirus vaccine could possibly be shipped by this weekend.
FDA chief says agency will quickly approve Pfizer's Covid vaccine for emergency use

FDA chief says agency will quickly approve Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for emergency use

By: Noah Higgins-Dunn and Will Feuer
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 11th, 2020
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn tweeted Friday that the agency “is finalizing the necessary documents to ensure that patients and providers have the information that they need to make informed decisions.”
Pfizer building

FDA Says Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Safe, Effective

By: Thomas M. Burton and Jared S. Hopkins
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 8th, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration said the first Covid-19 vaccine being considered for U.S. distribution “met the prescribed success criteria” in a clinical study, paving the way for the agency to green-light distribution as early as this weekend.
First batch of 6.4 million vaccine doses could go out in mid-December - The Washington Post

First 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine could go out in mid-December

By: Lena H. Sun
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: November 24th, 2020
The federal government plans to send 6.4 million doses of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to communities across the United States within 24 hours of regulatory clearance, with the expectation that shots will be administered quickly to front-line health-care workers, the top priority group, officials said Tuesday.
Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine research

Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine research

By: Scottie Andrew
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
In April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University.
More than seven months later, it's been revealed that the legendary performer's donation helped fund Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate.
The origins of COVID-19 are 12 months old and here's what we know about how it started

The origins of COVID-19 are 12 months old and here's what we know about how it started

By: Catherine Taylor
Source: ABC News Australia
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
This time last year — as China's perishing winter descended across most of the country — rumours about a strange new flu were beginning to circulate in Wuhan. On China's social media platform WeChat, users had been discussing their coughs and colds for weeks with words like "SARS" and "shortness of breath" spiking from mid-November.
McDonald's and franchisees to make safety checks as 'COVID fatigue' grips

McDonald's and franchisees to make safety checks as 'COVID fatigue' grips

By: Hilary Russ
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 13th, 2020
McDonald's Corp MCD.N will inspect all its U.S. restaurants to ensure compliance with safety standards as coronavirus cases surge again and "COVID fatigue" sets in, according to an internal note seen by Reuters on Friday.
Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

Lockdown 2.0: Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

By: Richa Naidu, Victoria Waldersee, Siddharth Cavale
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 13th, 2020
When rumors first began to circulate that the UK would go back into lockdown, Leanne Barnes despaired as bread and toilet roll flew off the shelves again at her local supermarket. But to her surprise, shelves were back to being fully stocked within a few days.
We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope

We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope

By: Julie Steenhuysen, Michael Erman
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
Moderna Inc's MRNA.O experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations.

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