Nine vaccine makers sign a joint safety pledge

Nine vaccine makers have signed a joint safety pledge in race for Covid-19 vaccine.

They commit to developing and testing potential vaccines for COVID-19 in accordance with high ethical standards and sound scientific principles.

The companies that signed the pledge include AstraZeneca, BioNTech, Moderna, Pfizer, Novavax, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck.

As a premiere provider of Concierge Medicine in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens vicinity, Dr. Yael Vidal monitors the latest updates and news regarding Covid-19 and the ongoing efforts to develop vaccines and remedies against it. Many patients of Vidal Medical Concierge are concerned about CoronoVirus, and we provide in-house testing for Covid-19 infection as well as for Covid-19 antibodies (which hint that a person had already been infected in the past). Do not hesitate to contact Yael Vidal MD at her Concierge Medical Practice in Juno Beach if you are considering to join a Concierge Medicine soon.

CDC advises states to prepare to distribute Covid-19 vaccines in “late October”

Interesting news this week, as the CDC has notified public health officials around the United States to prepare to distribute a potential CoronaVirus vaccine as soon as “late October”. The CDC has also provided planning scenarios to help states prepare, and used the terms “Vaccine A” and “Vaccine B” in its communications.

Apparently, the CDC has hinted that the COVID-19 vaccines supply “may be constrained”; and has further advised the states on who should get vaccinated first, namely, healthcare professionals, essential workers, national security “populations” and long-term care facility residents and staff.

At the Concierge Physician practice of Vidal Medical Concierge, we monitor the developing updates about COVID-19 and associates risks, as well as the Covid-19 vaccinations being developed and the CoronaVirus cure and medicines that are also being developed. Dr. Yael Vidal of Juno Beach and Jupiter is an experienced Internal Medicine physician, providing high-quality Concierge Medicine care to her patients. Do not forget to check out her website, at www.VidalConcierge.com, for more information.

FDA authorizes first Covid-19 diagnostic test with a Testing Card similar to pregnancy tests

The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 antigen test where results can be read directly from a testing card, similar to a pregnancy test. This simple design is fast and efficient for healthcare providers and patients and does not require an analyzer.

How it works: A healthcare provider swabs the patient’s nose, and then twirls that sample on a test card with a testing reagent added. After waiting 15 minutes, the healthcare provider reads the results directly from the testing card: One line indicates a negative result; two lines indicate a positive result.

In our Concierge Medicine practice for Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens area, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative approaches that can improve patients’ health. Of course, not all new tests are immediately available over-the-counter, and it takes time from an FDA approval to a final product that is available to physicians.

The concierge medical practice of Yael Vidal MD MBA is located in Juno Beach, Florida, and is suitable for patients who reside in the area, including in North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Island, Singer Island, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. If you are looking for a Palm Beach concierge doctor, you can read more details about Vidal Medical Concierge in our official website.

Moderna Vaccine Produces Antibodies in Trial of Older People

Moderna Inc. presented new data from an early trial that provides the first evidence that its COVID-19 vaccine stimulates the immune systems of older people.

In a phase 1 trial, Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine produced “consistently high levels” of neutralizing antibodies (a key component of the body’s protective response) in older adults. Antibody levels in people over 55 years old were comparable to those seen in younger adults.

The findings are important because older adults often do respond as well to vaccines as younger adults.

Here at Vidal Medical Concierge, we continue to monitor closely the most-recent news about attempts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Headed by Dr. Yael Vidal, our Concierge Medicine practice in Juno Beach serves the residents of neighboring Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and nearby areas.

If you are considering to look for a “Concierge Doctor Near Me“, as many patients do these days, do not hesitate to contact Vidal Medical Concierge to introduce yourself to Yael Vidal, MD MBA, who is a Board-Certified internal medicine Concierge Physician.

Saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by Yale scientists

A saliva-based laboratory diagnostic test was recently developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, to determine whether someone is infected with COVID-19. The test has been granted an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

At the offices of Vidal Medical Concierge in Juno Beach, patients of the concierge physician Dr. Yael Vidal can perform in-office lab tests to detect COVID-19 infection, and can also do in-office lab test for COVID-19 antibodies.

If you are interested in joining the practice of an experienced Concierge Doctor, suitable for residents of Palm Beach County (e.g., Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach), then do not hesitate to contact us today to learn more about COVID-19 tests that are available to the patients of Vidal Medical Concierge.

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New Blog – Vidal Medical Concierge – Yael Vidal, MD MBA

Welcome to the blog of Vidal Medical Concierge and Yael Vidal, MD MBA. We are a Concierge Medicine practice located in Juno Beach, Florida, and serving patients in Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and other areas of Palm Beach County. If you are considering an experienced internal medicine physician as your concierge doctor, then you have definitely come to the right place. Dr. Yael Vidal is a Board-Certified internist, who strives to provide excellent quality of care to her patients. Please visit the website of Vidal Medical Concierge at VidalConcierge.com.