A simple mix up of ingredients for the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca/University of Oxford coronavirus vaccines was said to occur at Emergent BioSolutions plant.
Covid-19 Vaccine R&D Update
A constant question to me – where are the Johnson & Johnson vaccines?
Yesterday, early phase 3 data from Oxford-AstraZeneca was published and shared about the latest clinical trial on its COVID-19 vaccine including a study conducted in United States. Post here: https://publichealthdisasters.com/2021/03/22/worlds-vaccine-found-79-percent-effective/. Now a possible rebuke?
“Vaccine for the world” – COVID-19 Vaccine by Oxford University and AstraZeneca was found to be 79 % effective against symptomatic COVID-19 and 100 % effective against severe illness. New clinical study data was released from recent studies carried out in United States, Chile and Peru. Including 32,449 adult participants in all age groups (most from United States), the study participants received either two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine or a placebo between four-week time. The two-shot system was completely effective at preventing severe cases of illness in the new studies. Five cases of severe illness were found in the new studies – all of them had received a placebo.
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate.”
Using celebrities to help lower the burden for adoption of a public health action may not have always worked, as there are many factors that shape a person’s desire for behavior change. Still, the vaccine campaign that Vanderbilt University & Dolly Parton organically put together should hopefully help reduce the burden of the rising skepticism with getting the vaccines in the United States.
Protects Me, Protects You
Inspiring campaign by Brigg Reilley and team. Brigg founded it after losing a close family member to COVID-19 and seeing the disproportionate COVID-19 impact on Native American communities. The goal of the “Protects Me, Protects You” campaign (link in comment) is to build confidence in getting vaccinated. All the graphics and messaging (already translated over 20 languages and more on the way) are simple and FREE tools which any of us can use in our organizations, communities, and social circles to share hope and positive messaging during this phase of COVID-19.
100 million doses by June 2021
100 million doses for US by the end of June 2021! A third COVID-19 vaccine option is now available in US. About 500 million doses are being purchased through Covax scheme for many global countries as well.