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Plant-based vaccines can change the vaccine landscape
Vaccines can be made in and extracted from the leaves of plants

June 11, 2021  •  Big Think

Summary points:

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COVID-19 Vaccines Will Not Be Enough. We Also Need Effective Treatments

June 10, 2021  •  American Council on Science & Health

COVID-19 vaccines are the miracle that has significantly suppressed the pandemic in a number of countries, including the United States, where the current seven-day moving averages of cases and deaths are at levels not seen since March of 2020. With continued aggressive vaccination, we can further suppress the numbers – getting us closer to pre-pandemic "normality."

However, for several reasons, vaccines alone won't be the whole solution.

First, in spite of the overwhelming and growing evidence of the importance, safety, and efficacy of the vaccines, there remains a core of the population who will refuse them.

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Vaccines are pivotal in the war on COVID-19, but better treatments for acute COVID patients are critical
Drugs are a backup when viral variants escape vaccine-induced immunity

June 4, 2021  •  Fierce Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has been cataclysmic for much of the planet, and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes it, is far from finished with us.

After earlier good control of the pandemic, Taiwan, Singapore and other countries are experiencing a surge, and India is facing a catastrophe, with millions of deaths counted already and the nation's healthcare system devastated.

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The FDA's J&J Vaccine 'Pause' Protected Bureaucrats, Not Patients
Regulators' precipitous action slowed the COVID-19 vaccination campaign

June 2, 2021  •  Human Events

On April 13th, citing "an abundance of caution," after the appearance of a few rare blood clots in the brain (cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, or CVST) following administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA announced a "pause" in its administration. Regulators reversed course just ten days later, after confirming that the incidence of that adverse reaction was, indeed, extremely low, and that the benefits of receiving the vaccine overwhelmingly outweighed the risks.

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Ready, set, go, for the worst regulation ever
Congress mandated stupid regulation, USDA complied

May 28, 2021  •  Washington Examiner

A very bad regulation is coming.

Here's the short of it. In 2016 Congress passed the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law. That law directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promulgate regulations for the mandatory labeling of "bioengineered" (or "genetically engineered") foods for human consumption.

Consequently, the USDA issued the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standards (NBFDS) in December 2018. Although those regulations became effective in February 2019, the USDA allowed food manufacturers (the regulated entities) until Jan. 1, 2022, to come into full compliance. As we noted in the Wall Street Journal back in 2019, the clock has been and is ticking.

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