Experts welcomed Moderna’s announcement that the company’s vaccine would protect people against variants of the virus that recently emerged in Britain and South Africa but concerns about the vaccine being less effective against the South Africa variant remain. Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) was more cautious in his assessment of the announcement from Moderna and noted it’s premature to read too much into the study.
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD (Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, BIDMC) spoke with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for CNN’s Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction podcast about how the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from other COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available, and how soon it could reach Americans.
Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, who owns DMSE sports, has been tapped to be the overall operations manager for the state's mass vaccination sites at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park. DMSE Sports is working with the Baker administration, BIDMC, and others to make the mass vaccination sites a reality.
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