Biden’s Plans for Halting the Unchecked Spread of Covid-19 in the US

by— This morning, the transition team for President-elect Joe Biden announced the members of his Covid-19 task force. The list includes Rick Bright, the former head of the vaccine-development agency BARDA ousted by the Trump administration in April; Atul Gawande, the surgeon, writer, and recently departed CEO of Haven, the joint JP Morgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway-Amazon health care venture; and Luciana Borio, a former Food and Drug Administration official and biodefense specialist. Biden has cast...—Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Up to 90% Effective. Preliminary results from the trials of the Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca indicate that the vaccine’s overall efficacy is 70% but that a regimen that calls for a lower first dose is 90% effective. The preliminary results on the AstraZeneca vaccine were based on a total of 131 Covid-19 cases in a study involving 11,363 participants. The findings were perplexing. Two full doses of the vaccine appeared to be only 62% effective at preventing disease,...—Putin Says He’s Not Ready to Recognize Biden as U.S. President. To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot.—Stacey Abrams’s Ground Game Puts Georgia Within Joe Biden’s Reach. To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot.