This one's all about COVID-19! New studies show promising results for mixing and matching doses of different two-dose vaccines. Countries benefitting from the COVAX Initiative vaccine distribution are starting to run out of vaccines, while over in America, demand for the vaccine is falling even though supply is still plentiful. Finally, the Delta variant continues to prove it is fitter and faster than its predecessor variants, causing the WHO to label it a "variant of concern."
Episode 14 Transcript
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is dedicating $5.1B in hopes of eradicating polio by 2026 and Biogen got a conditional approval for their Alzheimer's drug, Aduhelm. In other news, the Maryland plant producing J&J vaccines is still closed, but a new COVID-19 vaccine may be on the horizon with Novavax seeking emergency use authorization in the US, testing for COVID is getting trickier with the rise in variants, and the COVID passport debate continues.
Episode 13 Transcript
This week we are covering different COVID news from all around the globe, from America's multibillion COVID-19 testing plan for schools to the rise in cases in several different countries!
Episode 12 Transcript