Should You Volunteer For A COVID-19 Vaccine Trial? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Christel Deskins

It’s become pretty clear that unless some sort of miracle takes place, we aren’t going to really dig ourselves out of the coronavirus pandemic without a vaccine. 

Fortunately, researchers have been hustling to design, test and eventually mass-produce a vaccine that’ll bring us some immunity against COVID-19. Initial evidence on the safety and effectiveness of some of the potential vaccines is promising. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, it’s something to be “cautiously optimistic” about.

Still, there’s no guarantee that any of the vaccines now being tested will do the trick. We need more clinical trials. To carry out those trials, researchers need tons of volunteers — people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds — to ensure that the final vaccines work across the general population.

How potential COVID-19 vaccines are clinically tested.

Each vaccine has to be studied in

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‘A day of hope.’ Pence visits Miami for launch of COVID vaccine trial.

Christel Deskins

With President Donald Trump’s poll numbers flagging in Florida and the state continuing to struggle with one of the nation’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases, Vice President Mike Pence visited the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine on Monday to focus attention on one of the pandemic’s few potential bright spots: the rapid development of a vaccine against the disease.

Noting the president’s emphasis on speed, Pence said the federal government has positioned itself through public-private collaborations with drug makers to ramp up mass production of a vaccine at the first sign of its safety and effectiveness.

“We’re actually having these companies produce the vaccines as we speak, and as soon as they’re confirmed to be safe and effective we’ll have tens of millions of doses ready to distribute across the country,” Pence said, after he met with doctors and researchers at UM’s medical campus in downtown

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Trial begins over attempted massacre at German synagogue

Christel Deskins

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDREAS SPLETT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10714241b) (FILE) - A screenshot of a video shows the suspected neo-Nazi Stephan Balliet with a rifle in Halle, Germany, 09 October 2019 (reissued 17 July 2020). The main trial for the Halle terror attack will start on 21 July 2020. The suspect, a male 27-year-old German neo-Nazi named by the media as Stephan Balliet, went on rampage shooting and killed two people on 09 October 2019 in front of the synagogue and a Kebab shop in Halle during the celebrations on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Main trial for Halle synagogue shooting to begin, Germany - 09 Oct 2019 - ANDREAS SPLETT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDREAS SPLETT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10714241b) (FILE) – A screenshot of a video shows the suspected neo-Nazi Stephan Balliet with a rifle in Halle, Germany, 09 October 2019 (reissued 17 July 2020). The main trial for the Halle terror attack will start on 21 July 2020. The suspect, a male 27-year-old German neo-Nazi named by the media as Stephan Balliet, went on rampage shooting and killed two people on 09 October 2019 in front of the synagogue and a Kebab shop in Halle during the celebrations on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Main trial for Halle synagogue shooting to begin, Germany – 09 Oct 2019 – ANDREAS SPLETT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

The trial of an alleged far-Right gunman accused of attempting to force his way into a synagogue and massacre Jewish worshippers packed inside opened in Germany on Tuesday.

Stephan Balliet is accused of two counts of murder and 68 of

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Tesco starts online refillable container trial

Christel Deskins

Tesco is trialling a scheme in the UK where online shoppers will get products in reusable packaging.

The supermarket giant is joining forces with Loop, which styles itself as a “zero waste shopping platform”.

The trial covers 150 items, which will be delivered in reusable containers for which consumers pay a deposit.

Greenpeace said rising demand for home deliveries due to the lockdown gave “a real opportunity for innovation in reusable packaging”.

Tom Szaky, the chief executive of Loop, said the UK service would start off as a pilot, but would be delivering to the whole of the UK mainland, including Northern Ireland.

Customers will apply for the service by clicking on a link on the Tesco website, and will then be able to order their delivery, which will come in a bag via courier firm DPD.

After using the products, which include Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Persil washing liquid, Coca-Cola,

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Tesco launches online refillable container trial

Christel Deskins

Tesco is trialling a scheme in the UK where online shoppers will get products in reusable packaging.

The supermarket giant is joining forces with Loop, which styles itself as a “zero waste shopping platform”.

The trial covers 150 items, which will be delivered in reusable containers for which consumers pay a deposit.

Greenpeace said rising demand for home deliveries due to the lockdown gave “a real opportunity for innovation in reusable packaging”.

Tom Szaky, the chief executive of Loop, said the UK service would start off as a pilot, but would be delivering to the whole of the UK mainland, including Northern Ireland.

Customers will apply for the service by clicking on a link on the Tesco website, and will then be able to order their delivery, which will come in a bag via courier firm DPD.

After using the products, which include Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Persil washing liquid, Coca-Cola,

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