Dear Patients, We are happy to be able to share with you the most up-to-date information regarding the widening distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccine in our region. Please remember that the process of organizing a massive, nation-wide vaccine distribution is a harrowing task, though we can assure you that anybody who wants the vaccine…

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It is time for my next recommendation for a book! The great influenza is a beautiful narrative of the pandemic of 1918 and many lives that it affected. John Berry masterfully describes the characters of physicians and scientists who dedicated their lives to the pursuit of discovery and cure of the influenza virus. It is…

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Phase I trial mostly uneventful.   What is next ?                                              Phase II trial How many volunteers?                               600 What does it entail?                                   Actual efficacy of the vaccine and whether the volunteers make neutralizing antibodies. (Phase I was only 8 patients studied)   What are neutralizing antibodies?         Antibodies that bind the virus in such…

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The Moderna Company which got some publicity in the news never actually published their data in the medical literature but did a press release.   What did they test?                                                Low, intermediate and…

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