How will the developments in the COVID-19 fight affect you and your family?
How will the latest developments in the fight against COVID-19 affect you and your family?
Early data shows Pfizer's vaccine may be 90% effective.
U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19. The FDA cleared the experimental drug from Eli Lilly for people 12 and older with mild or moderate COVID-19 not requiring hospitalization. It's a one-time treatment given through an IV.
Dr. Bruce Farber, the chair of infectious disease at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, answered viewers' questions during this morning’s The New Normal Show.
Dr. Farber comments on the Eli Lilly's antibody drug, and how it works:
What does the Eli Lilly antibody drug do?
Dr. Farber comments about the Pfizer vaccine:
What are the challenges of transporting and storing COVID-19 vaccines? Dr. Farber says that you can't get these vaccines at your doctor's office:
A key step in determining the quality of any results, is submitting the data for peer review by scientists. Dr. Farber talks about what he is looking for:
How does the vaccine work? Is there a live virus? Dr. Farber says no, and explains further in the video below:
What are the side effects when these drugs are administered? The vaccine can cause malaise for about 24 hours:
Click on the video below to watch the full show: