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Covid-19: ‘The Rise Of The RNA Vaccines’ (Podcast)

Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Elie Dolgin discuss RNA vaccines.

In this episode:

01:16 How RNA vaccines came to prominence

In less than a year, two RNA vaccines against COVID-19 were designed, tested and rolled out across the world. We discuss these vaccines’ pros and cons, how RNA technology lends itself to rapid vaccine development, and what this means for the fight against other diseases.

News feature: How COVID unlocked the power of RNA vaccines

09:20 The hurdles for trialling new COVID-19 vaccines

Multiple candidates for new COVID-19 vaccines are still being developed, which may offer advantages over the vaccines currently available. However, running placebo-controlled trials of these candidates is becoming increasingly difficult, so researchers are looking for different ways to evaluate them.

News: Search for better COVID vaccines confounded by existing rollouts

14:45 How long will COVID vaccines be effective?

There is much concern around the world about two faster-spreading variants of SARS-CoV-2. We get an update on whether these variants could render vaccines ineffective.

News: Could new COVID variants undermine vaccines? Labs scramble to find out

Covid-19: ‘How mRNA Vaccines Work’ (Video)

Messenger RNA—or mRNA—vaccines have been in development for decades, and are now approved for use against COVID-19. Here’s how they work and what you should know about them. Visit https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19​ for even more resources.

Health: ‘How The Covid-19 Vaccine Works’ (Video)

The U.S. began vaccinating the population against the coronavirus earlier this month, but mass adoption is not a guarantee. Roughly four in ten Americans say they would “definitely” or “probably” not get a vaccine, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center. Watch this video to find out how major stakeholders plan to convince the entire country to trust a vaccine made in record time, using mRNA technology that’s never before been licensed.

Morning News Podcast: Moderna Covid Vaccine, Arizona, Wisconsin Verify

Moderna asks health regulators to authorize its covid-19 vaccine, Arizona, Wisconsin certify narrow victories for Joe Biden, and Louisville coffee shop customer pays it forward with random act of kindness.

Covid-19: ‘When Will The U.S. Get The Vaccine?’

The initial doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccines could go out next month, if the FDA grants emergency authorization. There are also three other promising vaccine candidates in the pipeline from AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The process of distributing the vaccine to the 330 million people living in the U.S., however, could prove a logistical challenge. Here’s a look at how the federal government plans to do it.

Covid-19 News: How ‘Moderna’s mRNA-1273 Vaccine’ Works (Video)

Early data from US biotech Moderna has revealed that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate is 94.5 per cent effective, raising hopes that a range of immunisations will be available to help end the pandemic. The interim analysis of the vaccine, currently known as mRNA-1273, comes after 95 trial participants contracted Covid-19, including just five who were given the coronavirus jab. While the data was published via a press release, it includes significant details that remain unclear around the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine – which uses the same mRNA technology to target the coronavirus spike protein and an immune response.