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Moderna to apply today for FDA authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna to apply today for FDA authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine

Pharmaceutical company Moderna intends to apply Monday to the US Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine. The company will ask the FDA to review an expanded data set showing the vaccine is 94.1% effective at preventing Covid-19 and 100% effective at preventing severe cases of the disease. “This is striking,” said…MORE

Black churches enlist mental health pros to support community

Wilma Mayfield used to visit a senior center in Durham, North Carolina, four days a week and attend Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church on Sundays, a ritual she has maintained for nearly half a century. But over the past 10 months, she’s seen only the inside of her home, the grocery store and the pharmacy. Most…MORE

How to deal with grief — and persevere — mid-pandemic

How to deal with grief — and persevere — mid-pandemic

Maggie Smith‘s poem “Good Bones” made the rounds again on social media amid the post-election vote-tallying limbo that fanned the fires of Americans’ already heightened anxiety. This came as no surprise to Smith, whose remarkable ability to recognize darkness while tenaciously holding onto hope is embodied in the 17 lines of free verse. She has…MORE

Why Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine could do more for the world than other shots

Why Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine could do more for the world than other shots

In the days since Oxford University and AstraZeneca unveiled the results of the partnership’s Phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trials, a growing number of questions have emerged. The stated 70% average efficacy was significantly lower than the 94.5% to 95% reported by the other two leading candidates, Moderna and Pfizer. Yet this vaccine could still prove…MORE

How to set up a home gym space that works for you

When it comes to 2020, one of the big positives to emerge from this year’s many challenges is how it has focused our attention on prioritizing health and wellness — with a particular emphasis on physical fitness. To meet our fitness needs while gyms were closed for prolonged periods, many of us started working out…MORE

FAA supports first ‘mass air shipment’ of Covid-19 vaccine

FAA supports first ‘mass air shipment’ of Covid-19 vaccine

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has supported “the first mass air shipment” of a Covid-19 vaccine. “As a result of the historic pace of vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed and careful logistics planning, the FAA today is supporting the first mass air shipment of a vaccine,” the agency said in a statement Friday.…MORE