Caution: Kodak's comeback may not be picture-perfect

Aug 7, 2020
The Trump administration has given Kodak hundreds of millions of dollars to produce chemicals for COVID-19 treatments. But the venerable photography company will have to compete with a global supply chain.
Kodak once could claim the majority of the global film market. Now, it's being tapped to produce chemicals for potential COVID-19 treatments.
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A vaccine isn’t going to be a magic cure for the COVID-19 pandemic

Jul 30, 2020
Even if a fully effective vaccine can be developed and deployed quickly, it won’t mean an immediate return to normal life or business.
President Trump wears a mask as he tours a lab where they are making components for a potential vaccine in Morrisville, North Carolina.
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How much will a coronavirus vaccine cost?

Jul 17, 2020
Pricing on the open market is opaque, one expert says. Ultimately, the cost is anyone's guess.
A researcher works on a vaccine for COVID-19 at the Copenhagen University research lab in Denmark in March.
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U.S.-Cuba relations could be big for pharmaceuticals

Jan 10, 2017
A "refreeze" could jeopardize cooperation on cancer drugs.
Cubans buy medicine in a drugstore in Havana.
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New trial for HIV/AIDS vaccine

Nov 30, 2016
The first large-scale trial in seven years.
A clinic official in Bangkok, Thailand displays a small bottle containing the AIDSVAX B/E vaccine back in 2002.  A new HIV/AIDS trial will be administered in South Africa today.
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The Ebola outbreak is over, but the hunt for a vaccine continues

Feb 25, 2016
How do you find a cure for a deadly diseases when you’ve been successful at stopping it?
At Emory University’s Hope Clinic in Atlanta, researchers are testing blood and plasma samples from people who received an experimental Ebola vaccine, now licensed to British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.
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Developing a Zika vaccine will take time (and money)

Feb 1, 2016
A handful of big drug companies are working on one.
Mother Nadja Cristina Gomes Bezerra displays a photograph she had taken for identification of her daughter Alice Vitoria Gomes Bezerra, 3-months-old, who has microcephaly, on January 31, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants.
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Early results suggest an effective Ebola vaccine

Jul 31, 2015
The treatment provided total protection to people in close contact with patients.

Herd immunity, explained

Feb 10, 2015
Vaccination only works if most of the population has been inoculated.
Miami Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Amanda Porro, M.D prepares to administer a measles vaccination to Sophie Barquin,4, as her mother Gabrielle Barquin holds her during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital.
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The cost of not vaccinating

Feb 10, 2015
It may be time for a new cost-benefit analysis when it comes to vaccination.