“The only unknown is what the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] and other regulatory agencies would say,” Weissman says. Regulators might say that it’s similar to the flu vaccine, which has to change each year but doesn’t need to go through large trials again. At a recent healthcare conference, Tal Zaks, Moderna’s chief medical officer, said that he would expect a reformulated vaccine to work without needing trials. Still, it’s also possible that regulators might require additional months of testing. … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
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Aanika Biosciences, scientists are working on new technology that can change the process: the tech places invisible, edible microbial tags on each head of lettuce. That makes the tracking process vastly more simple than combing back through records of the produce supply chain on paper, trying to untangle where lettuce came from after it’s been through processing centers that mix greens from multiple farms together. … [Read more...] about These invisible, edible biological tags help track down the cause of E. coli outbreaks
The six hours will cover the requisite double doses for the coronavirus vaccine with three hours per shot. While Chobani noted that vaccinations are not yet widely available, it said it’s “working very closely with state and local officials to advise our team about the opportunities to receive a vaccine.” … [Read more...] about Chobani offers workers paid time off to get coronavirus vaccines
Another stimulus check for up to $600 for every American adult earning up to $75,000 per year. An additional $600 stimulus check per child for eligible families. Supplemental federal unemployment benefits totaling $300 a week for 11 weeks. $284 billion for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans for struggling small businesses. $15 billion for independent movie theaters and other cultural businesses. $12 billion for minority-owned and very small businesses. $20 billion to provide vaccines for free to those who can’t pay. $82 billion for schools and colleges. $25 billion for rental assistance, including an eviction moratorium extension until January 31. $10 billion for childcare assistance. $7 billion for improved broadband access during the pandemic. While Congress has finally agreed to the aid package, it still needs to be put to an official vote, which is expected to take place sometime today. If that vote passes, Americans could start to see aid from the package by the … [Read more...] about Second stimulus checks will be worth $600: What you need to know
Step outside McGraw also recommends getting outdoors regularly. “Spending 20 minutes a day outside has been shown to have significant health implications in the short and long term,” she says. Some of those benefits include alleviating anxiety and depression and improving blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. “Try creating a commute by walking outside for 10 minutes before or after work, or take a stroll midafternoon when you are feeling tired,” she says. … [Read more...] about Salvage your health resolutions with these 9 simple moves