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We Had the Vaccine the Whole Time
You may be surprised to learn that of the trio of long-awaited coronavirus vaccines, the most promising, Moderna’s mRNA-1273, which reported a 94.5 percent efficacy rate on November 16, had been designed by January 13. This was just two days after the genetic sequence had been made public in an act of scientific and humanitarian generosity that resulted in China’s Yong-Zhen Zhang’s being temporarily forced out of his lab.
In Massachusetts, the Moderna vaccine design took all of one weekend. It was completed before China had even acknowledged that the disease could be transmitted from human to human, more than a week before the first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States. By the time the first American death was announced a month later, the vaccine had already been manufactured and shipped to the National Institutes of Health for the beginning of its Phase I clinical trial. This is — as the country and the world are rightly celebrating — the fastest timeline of development in the history of vaccines. It also means that for the entire span of the pandemic in this country, which has already killed more than 250,000 Americans, we had the tools we needed to prevent it .
This scientist’s decades of mRNA research led to both COVID-19 vaccines
Half an hour outside Philadelphia, in a modest suburban home, lives a quirky, cheerful 65-year-old scientist who’s a big part of the reason people might be able to throw away their masks next year.
The pioneering Dr. Katalin Kariko — who fled Communist-run Hungary at 30 for the US in 1985 with $1,200 hidden inside her 2-year-old daughter’s teddy bear — isn’t as powerful or rich as Moderna’s Stéphane Bancel or BioNTech’s Ugur Sahin. Nor has she ever been celebrated.
Kariko’s obsessive 40 years of research into synthetic messenger RNA was long thought to be a boring dead-end. She said she was chronically overlooked, scorned, fired, demoted, repeatedly refused government and corporate grants, and threatened with deportation — among other indignities.
Rossi, a former Harvard professor, found Kariko’s overlooked but watershed research after it was published in 2005, recognized its potential and built on it when he founded Moderna in 2010. (He left the company in 2014.) “She’s the real deal.” Kariko was asked to join BioNTech, a German company, as a senior vice president but pointed out wryly to The Post that her name is not even on the BioNTech website. She said she may however, earn another $5 to $10 million sometime in the future as a result of her association with BioNTech.
Fauci said the vaccine had “absolutely exquisite levels” of efficacy, and “that vaccine was actually developed in my institute’s vaccine research center by a team of scientists led by Dr. Barney Graham and his close colleague, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, or Kizzy Corbett,” Fauci said.
Thanks to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla
Thanks to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla who decided and used 2 billion of Pfizers own money, then took nothing from Donald Trump’s government then manufactured the vaccine and sold it at no profit for all of us!!!!!
An Irish boy writes to Pfizer requesting a vaccination for Santa, and receives a reply from its C.E.O.
To Callum, he said: “I want you to know that we are doing everything we can to help bring hope to people around the world. And we will make sure to take care of Santa and his elves, too.”
HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR EVERYONE