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Biden: Keep Politics Out of Coronavirus Vaccines for Children | Health News
Politics

Biden: Keep Politics Out of Coronavirus Vaccines for Children | Health News

President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Americans to keep politics away from getting children under 5 coronavirus shots after his administration and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a falling out over the White House vaccine campaign.“Let's be clear: Elected officials shouldn't get in the way and make it more difficult for parents who want their children to be vaccinated and want to protect them and those around them,” Biden said from the White House after touring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Washington, D.C. “This is no time for politics. It's about parents being able to do everything they can to keep their children safe.”Biden’s comments come as shots in arms for children under 5 start rolling out across the country. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the shots on Friday, and the ...
What Is mRNA and Who Invented the Technology? – NBC New York
Science

What Is mRNA and Who Invented the Technology? – NBC New York

Recognized for the expeditious development of a lifesaving shot, scientists Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman accepted an award in front of dozens of their peers celebrating the duo's tireless efforts in inventing the mRNA technology behind the COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday in Manhattan, in conjunction with the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine, the Ross Prize honored the two biomedical researchers who changed the game during the COVID pandemic. Dr. Weissman, a physician and researcher at Penn Medicine, directs a variety of projects including a pan-coronavirus vaccine to prevent the next COVID epidemic. Dr. Karikó is a Hungarian-American biochemist and researcher at Penn Medicine and a senior vice president at BioNTech, a German biot...