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Abbott Labs rolls out its BinaxNOW rapid Covid-19 test to schools and workplaces nationwide

Abbott Labs rolls out its BinaxNOW rapid Covid-19 test to schools and workplaces nationwide

By: Lori Ioannou
Source: CNBN
Date of Publication: January 12th, 2021
Abbott Labs announced that it is making its BinaxNOW Covid-19 rapid antigen test available to schools, universities, pharmacies and workplaces that require frequent and affordable testing. The company is also sharing its testing blueprint with customers interested in learning the model it has used to get its workforce back to its facilities.
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CVS Health, Walgreens start to provide Covid vaccines at thousands of hard-hit nursing homes

CVS Health, Walgreens start to provide Covid vaccines at thousands of hard-hit nursing homes

By: Melissa Repko
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 18th, 2020
CVS Health and Walgreens are starting to give Covid-19 vaccinations to residents and staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, making them among the first Americans to receive the shots.
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.
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.
How two companies sprinted ahead in extraordinary race for a COVID vaccine

How two companies sprinted ahead in extraordinary race for a COVID vaccine

By: Michael Erman, Julie Steenhuysen
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
Just as the novel coronavirus was gaining a foothold in the United States in mid-March, Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla called on his top vaccine scientists and laid out a clear mission: “He basically said, ‘Your mandate is to get this vaccine made. And if you need resources, you come and you ask for them, and you’re going to get them’,”chief viral vaccine scientist Philip Dormitzer told Reuters.
Pfizer to start pilot delivery program for its COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states

Pfizer to start pilot delivery program for its COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
Pfizer Inc PFE.N has launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the U.S. drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements.
BioNTech hopes COVID-19 vaccine will immunize for at least a year

BioNTech hopes COVID-19 vaccine will immunize for at least a year

By: Ludwig Burger, Patricia Weiss
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
BioNTech's BNTX.O co-founder and chief executive said he was optimistic that the protective effect of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, co-developed with Pfizer PFE.N, would last for at least a year.
Instant view: Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

Instant view: Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 9th, 2020
Pfizer Inc PFE.N said on Monday its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on initial data from a large study, a major victory in the fight against the pandemic.
CVS to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season, COVID-19 vaccines

CVS to hire 15,000 workers ahead of flu season, COVID-19 vaccines

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 19th, 2020
U.S. pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp on Monday said it will hire 15,000 employees in the fourth quarter of this year as the onset of winter could fuel a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19 and flu cases.