Social media posts say that Pfizer and Moderna are inadvertently hurting the public by not sharing their technology with other pharmaceutical companies to help speed up the manufacturing process and distribution.
Forcing companies to gear up production won’t provide much-needed doses anytime soon because expanding production lines takes time and establishing lines in repurposed facilities can take months.
There are already signs that distribution of the COVID vaccines will be messy, confusing and chaotic.
Oregon's two U.S. senators say they will push to make sure Oregon gets a fair share of vaccine doses. The distribution of the Moderna vaccine starts Monday.
An Oregon Health Authority senior health advisor said the agency expects to receive two initial shipments by Dec. 22.
More than 200 dentists and dental students in Oregon have completed the training course offered by the Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry, with 60 others expected to finish by the end of December.
Conflicts of interest have marred the U.S. government's vaccine effort, with billions showered on vaccine manufacturers that have U.S. officials on their boards.
The institution seeks volunteers for a promising vaccine developed by Oxford University in Britain in collaboration with AstraZeneca, a British pharmaceutical company.
The Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon in Medford is among 90 sites across the country tapped to test a leading vaccine candidate by Moderna against COVID-19.