Maryland-based biotechnology company, Novavax, said on Tuesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies against the novel coronavirus and appears to be safe, according to an early-stage study.
President of Research and Development, Dr. Gregory Glenn told Reuters the experimental vaccine “looked good in animals.
On Friday, shares of Novavax leaped as much as 13.3%. It comes after Novavax finalized a deal with the UK to supply 60 million doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine. The biotech company didn't reveal how much the UK paid for the doses. According to a press release the UK government will collaborate with Novavax on phase 3 trials of its NVX-CoV2373 vaccine.
A third US company has released research data showing its coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response. According to CNN, Novavax, Inc. released Phase 1 results on Tuesday. The data shows that after two doses of the vaccine, participants developed neutralizing antibodies. The antibodies developed were four times higher than those developed by people who had recovered from Covid-19. The vaccine also induced a response from T-cells, a type of immune cell.
[NFA] Tropical Storm Isaias raced up the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday, generating tornadoes and knocking out power, and a twister in North Carolina killed at least one person when it obliterated a mobile home park. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
The school attended by President Donald Trump and Melania Trump's youngest son, Barron, has ended on-campus learning. The news comes as the president demands a return to in-person classes around the country. On Friday, CNN reports Montgomery County, Maryland, ordered that private schools not conduct in-person learning until October 1st. Barron Trump is slated to enter 9th grade in the fall. He attends St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Maryland has had more than 85,000 cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and more than 3,000 deaths. Now, HuffPost reports the disease has taken the life of a cherished Maryland ICU doctor. 56-year-old Dr. Joseph Costa was the intensive care unit chief at Mercy Medical Center. He had worked there for 23 years. He dedicated his life and career to caring for the sickest patients. Board of Trustees Head Sister Helen Amos and President/CEO David Maine Mercy Medical Center, Maryland joint statement. Dr. Costa's medical school classmate Dr. Amy Zimmerman said her friend’s death should serve as a reminder of the severity of the virus. This is real. This was a 56-year-old healthy man. He knew how to be careful. He knew how to take good care of himself, and he still passed away from this disease. This could happen to anybody. Dr. Amy Zimmerman, M.D.