Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and science adviser for the White House, said in an interview that he wants to have an available vaccine that can fight the next pandemic in about 100 days after recognizing the initial outbreak.

The U.S. government will allot nearly 85 percent less Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to states next week, data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed.

The United States put Johnson and Johnson in charge of a plant that ruined 15 million doses of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine and stopped British drugmaker AstraZeneca from using the facility, a senior health official said on April 3.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 2020 was the deadliest in U.S. history, with Covid-19 helping to drive a 15 percent increase in deaths, Politico reported on March 10, citing sources.

Merck entered into multiple agreements to support efforts to expand manufacturing capacity and supply of SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 medicines and vaccines.

LightDeck Diagnostics was awarded a $5.65 million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to develop an rapid antigen test to detect SARS-CoV-2.

New York state will allow large stadiums and arenas, such as Citi Field and Madison Square Garden, to reopen for sports and concerts in February, with sharply limited capacity and other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

A special fund for vaccine research that was set aside by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2010 has been misused to pay for unrelated expenses, a government report shows.

President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to boost the Covid-19 vaccine rollout – including by spending $20 billion to create mass vaccination centers – should help speed up putting shots into the arms of millions of Americans, experts and officials told Reuters.

More than 10 million Americans had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Jan. 13, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the year-old pandemic roared on unchecked.