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Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective

Pfizer Says Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective.Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in first analysis, company reports

Pfizer announced positive early results from its coronavirus vaccine trial

Drugmaker Pfizer said Monday an early look at data from its coronavirus vaccine shows it is more than 90% effective — a much better than expected efficacy if the trend continues.

The so-called interim analysis looked at the first 94 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among the more than 43,000 volunteers who got either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo. It found that fewer than 10% of infections were in participants who had been given the vaccine.

More than 90% of the cases were in people who had been given a placebo.

Pfizer said that the vaccine provided protection seven days after the second dose and 28 days after the initial dose of the vaccine. The final goal of the trial is to reach 164 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection.

The Food and Drug Administration set a minimum effectiveness bar at 50%.

This is the first COVID-19 vaccine in development to have data showing that it exceeded that mark.

Pfizer plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of the two-dose vaccine later this month, after it has collected the recommended two months of safety data. By the end of the year it will have manufactured enough doses to immunize 15 to 20 million people, company executives have said.

“This is a historical moment,” Kathrin Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, said in an interview. “This was a devastating situation, a pandemic, and we have embarked on a path and a goal that nobody ever has achieved — to come up with a vaccine within a year.”

“The results are really quite good, I mean extraordinary,” said Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adding that the results might bode well for a vaccine being developed by biotech firm Moderna and his institute that uses a similar technology, “which gives you hope we might even have two vaccines.”

Fauci said he had spoken with Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla about the results, but had not yet reviewed the individual data.

SpaceX and NASA plan to launch first full length astronaut mission in  October

SpaceX and NASA plan to launch first full length astronaut mission in October

SpaceX's next astronaut launch for NASA now targeted for Oct. 23

NASA targets October for next SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to space station

SpaceX’s next astronaut mission faces another launch delay.

The target launch date for SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission, its first fully operational crewed mission to space, has been pushed back from “no earlier than late September,” to “no earlier than Oct. 23, NASA announced in a statement today (Aug. 14). 

The mission, which is set to launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, won’t lift off until at least late October “to accommodate spacecraft traffic for the upcoming Soyuz crew rotation and best meet the needs of the International Space Station,” NASA wrote in the statement. 

Crew-1 will carry astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station, and will mark the first regular service mission of the Dragon spacecraft following its certification at the conclusion of its development and testing program.

Crew Dragon’s final major milestone in that process was Demo-2, the mission launched on May 30 with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.

While Hurley and Behnken completed that mission with a successful return to Earth earlier this month, that was still technically part of the qualification process for Crew Dragon and for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, in order to certify it for human spaceflight so that it could begin regular mission operations — which kick off with Crew-1.

Building on a successful unpiloted test flight last year, the Demo 2 mission, carrying astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, went off without a hitch, launching on May 30 and docking at the space station the next day. After a two-month stay, the astronauts returned to Earth with splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on August 2.

NASA managers initially targeted late September for the Crew 1 launch, but decided to move it after the Oct. 14 launch of two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut aboard the Soyuz MS-17/63S spacecraft.

Commercial spaceflight milestones like the successful completion of Demo-2 and with Crew-1 will enable NASA “to regularly fly astronauts to the space station, ending sole reliance on Russia for space station access,” the agency stated today. 

Russia Announces First Covid-19 Vaccine,Putin’s daughter get vaccinated

Russia Announces First Covid-19 Vaccine,Putin’s daughter get vaccinated

Russia has developed COVID-19 vaccine, claims Putin, says his daughter received dose

Putin Says Russia Has Registered World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated.

Speaking at a government meeting on Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus.

“As far as I know, this morning the first vaccine against the novel conoravirus infection in the world was registered,” Putin said Tuesday at a televised government meeting.

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Putin emphasised that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests. He added that one of his two daughters has received a shot of the vaccine and is feeling well.

“She has taken part in the experiment,” Putin said, adding that she had a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on the day of the first shot, and then it dropped to just over 98.6 degree the following day.

After the second dose, she again had a slight increase in temperature, but then it was all over.

The announcement represents a propaganda coup for the Kremlin amid a global race to develop vaccines against the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 750,000 people, infected more than 20 million and crippled national economies.

Companies including AstraZeneca Plc and Moderna Inc. are still conducting final-stage trials of their vaccines in studies that are expected to soon yield results. Some pharmaceutical companies have called Russia’s rushed registration dangerous.

Russian authorities have said that medical workers, teachers and other risk groups will be the first to be inoculated.

Russia is the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine. Many scientists in the country and abroad have been skeptical, however, questioning the decision to register the vaccine before Phase 3 trials that normally last for months and involve thousands of people.

Critics say the country’s push for a vaccine is partly due to political pressure from the Kremlin, which is keen to portray Russia as a global scientific force.

Russia has released no scientific data on its testing and CNN is unable to verify the vaccine’s claimed safety or effectiveness.

Despite this, Russian officials have told CNN that at least 20 countries and some US companies have expressed interest in the vaccine.

When Can You Buy Ram Rebel TRX? | Ram Rebel TRX Production

When Can You Buy Ram Rebel TRX? | Ram Rebel TRX Production

2021 Ram Rebel TRX Production.Ram Rebel TRX Release Date Update

We Truck Guy know that The Ram Rebel TRX is a concept 4×4 truck designed and produced by the FCA US LLC design studio for the 2016 Texas State Fair, introduced on September 29th of that year as an engineering, design and consumer-interest study.

We all are excited to buy Ram Rebel TRX.What we know about till now is that Ram Truck is about to launch the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX with over 700 Hellcat powered,potential to beat Ford Raptor.

FCA’s Q2 Earnings Presentation 

RAM REBEL TRX Buy  and TRX Ram Production

As you can see from the above presentation, the 2021 Ram Rebel TRX will enter in production in Q4, 2020, which starts on October 1.

Ram already announced the TRX will be revealed late summer in a teaser.The TRX will be powered by the 6.2 liter supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8.This is the same supercharged V8 found under the hood of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhaw.So,we can expect at least the 707 hp the engine.That’s why Ram Rebel TRX will be more powerful than the Ford F-150 Raptor, which generates 450 horsepower from a twin-turbo V6.

RAM REBEL TRX will be BADASS!

So coming to the topic ” When Can You Buy Ram Rebel TRX? “

The Ram Rebel TRX will start production before the end of the year(Q4),so we don’t have to wait long.That means,you can buy RAM REBEL TRX after mid 2021.

K-9 Killed In The Line Of Duty To Be Buried In A Custom Painted Casket

K-9 Killed In The Line Of Duty To Be Buried In A Custom Painted Casket

A police dog killed in the line of duty will be buried in a special casket bearing his portrait

A Utah paint shop that specializes in motorcycles and classic cars has designed a customized casket for a fallen police dog.

Hondo, a K-9 with Herriman City’s Police Department, was shot while assisting officers apprehending a fugitive in Salt Lake City on February 13. Hondo suffered a gunshot wound to the sternum and died at a nearby veterinary hospital.

The police department contacted Rawtin Garage with an urgent request to honor Hondo’s life: a customized casket.

“They asked if we could get something together since we have done work on their motorcycles before,” John Ward, owner of Rawtin Garage, told CNN.

Twenty-four hours later, Rawtin revealed the special casket. Its custom design, all hand painted or airbrushed, included a portrait of Hondo wearing his police harness.

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“What an honor it was to paint a hero’s casket,” the garage posted on Facebook.

The crew at Rawtin Garage normally custom paints motorcycles and classic cars this was their first casket design.

Hondo was a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois who was trained in Europe prior to joining the force of the Harriman City Police Department back in 2015.

The artist who did the custom-painted image of Hondo by hand on the casket, Eccles, spoke to KSL-TV and revealed, “In a weird way, it was kind of a spiritual experience. You feel like, by the time you’re done, you really got to know Hondo.”

Hondo had been working with his partner, Sgt. Ben Ricks. Together, the pair had a track record of more than 100 felony arrests. Hondo was quite the accomplished K-9, ranking near the top of Utah’s best K-9s in the state. And, according to Carr, in 2018, Hondo took first place in the international trials.