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German doctor gives thousands of homemade vaccines

https://twitter.com/forbes/status/1465813903854776325?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Nov 30, 2021, 06:12 PM (1 replies)

Moderna announces strategy


First, Moderna has already tested a higher dose booster of mRNA-1273 (100 µg) in healthy adults. Moderna has completed dosing of 306 participants in a safety and immunogenicity study of this high dose (100 µg) booster. The 100 µg dose of mRNA-1273 has also recently been studied by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. and has generally resulted in the highest neutralizing titers against prior SARS-CoV-2 strains. Moderna is working to rapidly test sera from its high dose booster recipients in neutralizing assays to determine if the 100 µg dose provides superior neutralizing protection against Omicron.

Second, Moderna is already studying two multi-valent booster candidates in the clinic that were designed to anticipate mutations such as those that have emerged in the Omicron variant. The first candidate (mRNA-1273.211) includes several mutations present in the Omicron variant that were also present in the Beta variant of concern1. The Company has completed dosing in a potentially pivotal safety and immunogenicity study of mRNA-1273.211 at the 50 µg (N=300) and 100 µg (N=584) dose levels. A second multi-valent candidate (mRNA-1273.213) includes many of the mutations present in the Omicron variant that were also present in the Beta and Delta variants2. The Company has completed dosing at the 100 µg (N=584) dose level and also plans to explore the 50 µg dose level in approximately 584 participants. Moderna will rapidly expand testing of sera from completed and ongoing multi-valent booster studies to determine if these multi-valent candidates are able to provide superior neutralizing protection against Omicron.

Third, Moderna will rapidly advance an Omicron-specific booster candidate (mRNA-1273.529). This candidate is part of the Company’s strategy to advance variant-specific candidates for a subset of variants of significant concern. During 2021 this has already included Beta- and Delta-specific boosters. The Company has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to advance new candidates to clinical testing in 60-90 days.

“From the beginning, we have said that as we seek to defeat the pandemic, it is imperative that we are proactive as the virus evolves. The mutations in the Omicron variant are concerning and for several days, we have been moving as fast as possible to execute our strategy to address this variant,” said Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna. “We have three lines of defense that we are advancing in parallel: we have already evaluated a higher dose booster of mRNA-1273 (100 µg), second, we are already studying two multi-valent booster candidates in the clinic that were designed to anticipate mutations such as those that have emerged in the Omicron variant and data is expected in the coming weeks, and third, we are rapidly advancing a Omicron-specific booster candidate (mRNA-1273.529





https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-strategy-address-omicron-b11529-sars-cov-2/
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Nov 26, 2021, 04:33 PM (12 replies)

Biden statements 7 min ago on new virus

https://twitter.com/potus/status/1464317623156580352?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Nov 26, 2021, 02:48 PM (5 replies)

Health officials to investigate flu outbreak of over 500 students at University of Michigan

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1461697531306463240?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Nov 19, 2021, 09:25 AM (1 replies)

Sara Kendzior on the evils of Steve Bannon

https://twitter.com/hazardoesque/status/1460974516209864708?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Nov 17, 2021, 10:43 AM (4 replies)

As Gas Prices Surge, Biden Asks F.T.C. to Investigate 'Illegal Conduct'

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1460991399315320842?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Nov 17, 2021, 10:27 AM (2 replies)

8 Dead, Dozens Infected With COVID-19 Due to Outbreak at Connecticut Nursing Home

Sounds like they did not have boosters yet


https://twitter.com/andrewbostom/status/1460807666696138753?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Nov 17, 2021, 10:21 AM (6 replies)

Biden administration expected to purchase 10 million courses of anti Covid pill

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1460675573437636614?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Nov 16, 2021, 01:51 PM (1 replies)

Moderna and NIH having a bitter dispute over who deserves credit

WASHINGTON — Moderna and the National Institutes of Health are in a bitter dispute over who deserves credit for inventing the central component of the company’s powerful coronavirus vaccine, a conflict that has broad implications for the vaccine’s long-term distribution and billions of dollars in future profits.

The vaccine grew out of a four-year collaboration between Moderna and the N.I.H., the government’s biomedical research agency — a partnership that was widely hailed when the shot was found to be highly effective. A year ago this month, the government called it the “N.I.H.-Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.”

The agency says three scientists at its Vaccine Research Center — Dr. John R. Mascola, the center’s director; Dr. Barney S. Graham, who recently retired; and Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, who is now at Harvard — worked with Moderna scientists to design the genetic sequence that prompts the vaccine to produce an immune response, and should be named on the “principal patent application.”

Moderna disagrees. In a July filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the company said it had “reached the good-faith determination that these individuals did not co-invent” the component in question. Its application for the patent, which has not yet been issued, names several of its own employees as the sole inventors.
From today’s NYT - linkhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/09/us/moderna-vaccine-patent.html
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Nov 9, 2021, 11:08 PM (2 replies)
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