Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is 94% effective in preventing symptomatic illness, according to information released Tuesday. The initial review’s findings appear to set the table for federal authorization and nationwide distribution.
Long-term care residents will be among the first people in the nation to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. On Tuesday, Food and Drug Administration staff recommended that they be checked for possible cases of Bell’s palsy.
“I believe this is the weapon that will end the war.” New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the statement at the first known clinically authorized vaccination Monday morning at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. But for many on long-term care’s front lines, doubts remain about a vaccine less than one year in the making.
The Human Animal Bond Research Institute announced a new research project to see whether horses might be able to help reduce symptoms among people with Parkinson’s disease.