Pfizer Launches US Pilot Programme for Delivery and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine, BNT162b2

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  • Pfizer launched a pilot program to support the state’s planning, deployment & administration of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate, to build on coordination with the relevant US agencies
  • Pfizer has been working with US officials in OWS & the US CDC to help ensure that after potential authorization or approval, the Pfizer-bioNtech COVID-19 vaccine can reach those in most need as quickly and equitably as possible
  • The BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine is not currently approved for distribution anywhere in the world, both collaborators are committed to developing these novel vaccines with preclinical & clinical data at the forefront of all their decision making

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The US FDA’s Advisory Panel Slams Biogen’s Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s Disease

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  • The advisory committee voted 1-8, with 2 members voting uncertain that EMERGE study (without regard for ENGAGE study) provides strong evidence, supporting the effectiveness of aducanumab as a treatment for AD. The committee also voted 0-7 with 4 members voting uncertain that PRIME study provides supporting evidence for aducanumab
  • The committee voted 5-0 and 6 uncertain on showing PD effect of aducanumab on AD pathophysiology. Finally, the committee voted 0-10 & 1 for exploratory analyses of Study 301 & 302, along with study 103 and evidence of a PD effect on AD pathophysiology
  • Following the committee’s opinion, the US FDA is expected to make a decision on approval of aducanumab’s BLA by Mar 7, 2021

Click here ­to­ read full press release/ article | Ref: Biogen | Image: The Conversation

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New Webinar: The Human Health Implications of Plant-Based and Cultivated Meat for Pandemic Prevention and Climate Mitigation

In my new book How to Survive a Pandemic and my last COVID-19 webinar I marveled at the constellation of new consumer choices in the dairy and meat aisle helping to innovate us out of our precarious situation with regards to the pandemic threats posed by animal agriculture. Plant-based meats, milks, and egg products—as well as even more pioneering approaches involving cellular agriculture—could also offer enormous benefits for the climate crisis. But what are the nutritional and personal human health effects of eating products like Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger, or even actual animal products grown without the animals?
 
I did a deep dive and crafted a dozen videos on the topic that I’m going to unveil in a 2-hour live webinar with Q&A at 2pm ET on August 26:
 
1.   The Environmental Impacts of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives
2.   Are Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger Healthy?
3.   Are Pea and Soy Protein Isolates Harmful?
4.   Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Put to the Test
5.   The Health Effects of Mycoprotein (Quorn) Products
6.   What About the Heme in Impossible Burgers?
7.   Does Heme Iron Cause Cancer?
8.   Heme-Induced N-Nitroso Compounds and Fat Oxidation
9.   Is Heme the Reason Meat Is Carcinogenic?
10. The Human Health Effects of Cultivated Meat: Food Safety
11. The Human Health Effects of Cultivated Meat: Antibiotic Resistance
12. The Human Health Effects of Cultivated Meat: Chemical Safety
 
All of these videos will eventually be available for free on NutritionFacts.org, but if you don’t want to wait, you can watch it all now by joining me in this live webinar and get your burning questions answered.

Make a donation of any amount with this form and we will send you a link to register for the webinar as a donor reward. Your support helps keep NutritionFacts.org going and growing!

Last day to register: August 19th
Webinar date & time: August 26th, 2pm ET
 
And if you missed my last webinar on my latest B12 recommendations, you can now get the digital download of those videos.

How to Survive a Pandemic – Paperback Edition

After first being released only in audio and digital format, my newest book is now available for paperback pre-order and will be out on August 18. Pre-order it today! 

If you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve put up a resource page all about COVID-19 with videos, links to my pandemic blog post and special Q&A sessions, my DIY hand sanitizer recipes, and more. Check it out here

My 17-video series on COVID-19 is wrapping up, so you can now see all of the videos on the topic page.

And I recently did an interview with The Daily Mail for their article on factory farms and pandemics: read it here

 

 

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Doctor and Dietitian Q&A

Greger and Julieanna HeverJoin me for a live Instagram Q&A with one of my favorite dietitians and dearest friends, Julieanna Hever.
Head over to the NutritionFacts.org Instagram page on 8/17 at 3pm ET to get the answers to your health and nutrition questions.

 

 

 

Top 3 Videos of the Month

How to Avoid COVID-19

COVID-19 prevention, and how long can the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus survive on surfaces like paper?

 

 

Where Did the COVID-19 Coronavirus Come From?

The role wet markets, wildlife trafficking, and pangolins have played in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2.

 

 

COVID-19 Symptoms vs. the Flu, a Cold, or Allergies

What does clinical course of COVID-19 look like for both those who survive and those who don’t? How the symptoms compare to the flu.

 

 

Live Q&As TODAY, July 23

Live Q&AEvery month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and today is the day. Thanks to a new software we are using, I can now stream to both places at once!

  • Facebook AND YouTube Live: At 1:00 p.m. ET TODAY, July 23 go to our Facebook page OR YouTube to watch live and ask questions.

You can now find links to all of my past live Q&As right here on NutritionFacts.org. If that’s not enough, remember I have an audio podcast to keep you company at http://nutritionfacts.org/audio. 

 

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live presentations:

 

My new book, How to Survive a Pandemic, is out now!

How to Survive a Pandemic is now out! Note: if you checked on Amazon and noticed the Kindle and paperback versions were not available before, they are now! Join my email list to receive the preface of the book for free. 

I have a feeling many think How Not to Die is my first book, but it’s actually my 4th. Before I started NutritionFacts.org and switched to working on chronic disease, I had a career as Public Health Director at HSUS in Washington, DC specializing in emerging infectious disease. It was in that role that I was invited to defend Oprah, appeared on the Colbert Report, lectured at NIH and the Conference on World Affairs, and got to testify before Congress.

With my How Not to Diet book tour suspended, the COVID-19 crisis allowed me an opportunity to draw on my past expertise to fast-track this new book. 

If you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve put up a resource page all about COVID-19 with videos, links to my pandemic blog post and special Q&A sessions, a DIY hand sanitizer recipe, and more. Check it out here. And I’ve been doing a bunch of interviews lately, notably one with Moby and Joaquin Phoenix that you can watch here, as well as an article from Vox

New webinar – June 26

B12_recommendation_webinar_promotional_IGOn June 26th I’m going to be doing a 1.5-hour live webinar to explain the rationale for my new vitamin B12 recommendations and answer any questions you may have. I’ll start out with a discussion of the symptoms of B12 deficiency and then explain how I arrived at what I consider the optimal dose of vitamin B12 supplements in children, adults, the elderly, and during pregnancy. I’ll clarify why cyanocobalamin (not methylcobalamin) is the best type of vitamin B12 supplement and address the data suggesting B12 supplements cause acne, bone fractures, and lung cancer. I’ll also cover the healthiest food sources of B12 for those that don’t want to take supplements. I hope you’ll join me!

Register by making a donation of any amount through this form.

Registration ends: June 19
Webinar date & time: June 26, 2:00-3:30pm ET

 

Top 3 Videos of the Month 

 

COVID Q&A Thumbnail

COVID-19 Live Q&A

Replay of my COVID-19 Q&A last month.

 

 

Benefits of Quinoa for Lowering TriglyceridesBenefits of Quinoa for Lowering Triglycerides

How does the nutrition and health benefits of quinoa compare to whole grains, and does it aid in lowering triglycerides?

 

The Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity EpidemicThe Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity Epidemic

The rise in the U.S. calorie supply responsible for national weight gain and the obesity epidemic wasn’t just about more food, but a different kind of food – processed food.

 

Live Q&As May 28

Live Q&AEvery month now I do Q&As live from my treadmill, and Thursday, May 28 is the day.

  • Facebook Live: At 12:00 p.m. ET go to our Facebook page to watch live and ask questions.
  • YouTube Live Stream: At 1:00 p.m. ET go here to watch live and ask even more questions! 

You can now find links to all of my past live Q&As right here on NutritionFacts.org. If that’s not enough, remember I have an audio podcast to keep you company at http://nutritionfacts.org/audio.

 

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations: