“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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If you’re unlucky enough to eat a salad contaminated with E. coli, it’s possible that you’ll never know the original source of the bug. After one recent outbreak of illnesses linked to leafy greens that ended in December, the CDC said that its investigation couldn’t identify the specific type or brand that had caused the problem. Even if a farm is flagged as the source, it often takes so long for the investigation to be completed that the lettuce isn’t recalled before consumers eat it. … [Read more...] about These invisible, edible biological tags help track down the cause of E. coli outbreaks
“It’s simple, fair and the right thing to do,” Chobani president Peter McGuinness wrote in a LinkedIn post. “Our plant employees have been on the frontlines of putting food on America’s kitchen table 24/7 during this pandemic. They’re the heart of our company and we’ll do whatever we can to protect them.” … [Read more...] about Chobani offers workers paid time off to get coronavirus vaccines
On Sunday night, congressional leaders revealed that they finally reached an agreement on another COVID-19 stimulus package—this one totaling $900 billion. The new stimulus package contains the first direct payments to Americans since the spring. However, those waiting for another stimulus check may be a bit disappointed. … [Read more...] about Second stimulus checks will be worth $600: What you need to know
Do a seated stretch Stretching can aid circulation, improve flexibility, maybe even ease aches and pains. “There are many stretches that can be done while seated at the desk,” Lichter says. Look side to side, roll your head on half-circles on the front, roll your shoulders back a few times, stretch your arms above the head and then to each side, holding for a few moments. … [Read more...] about Salvage your health resolutions with these 9 simple moves