An update on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cases on the rise and the hope of new vaccines and treatments.

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Prof. Carolina Arias
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
UC Santa Barbara


More than eight months after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the number of cases is on the rise, affecting communities all around the country. Three companies, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, have reported promising results for their vaccines' clinical trials in the past weeks. Here I will summarize the status of these vaccines, the FDA approval of treatments for COVID-19, and the current status of cases around the country and in our community.