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Treatments for People with Early Covid-19 Infection Is Urgent Research Focus

Covid-19 treatments for people with early infection are needed urgently, according to a JAMA Viewpoint article by NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci and colleagues. Treating people early in the course of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, would speed their recovery, reduce the likelihood that they develop severe outcomes and reduce demand on the health care system, they write.

Investigational Covid-19 vaccine Well-Tolerated and Generates Immune Response in Older Adults

A phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults. A report published Sept. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the findings from the study, which was supported by NIAID.

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