F.D.A. Panel Endorses Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine

Moderna is developing eight other vaccines that use mRNA. The company has tested them in animals and in 1,700 people, and has not had cases of anaphylaxis or other severe allergic reactions linked to the vaccine, Dr. Jacqueline Miller of Moderna said. One anaphylaxis case occurred two months after vaccination, in a person with a soy allergy. Anaphylactic reactions to vaccines generally occur within minutes or even seconds after the shots are administered.

Other side effects — fever, chills, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain — are much more common after getting the Moderna vaccine, especially after the second shot. …

The Pentagon’s diversity training needs an update. A new bill could make that happen.

President Donald Trump has tried to eradicate some diversity training programs in the federal government, including at the Pentagon.

But now a former Army Ranger and Democratic member of Congress is fighting back.

On Thursday, Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), who sits on the House Armed Services Committee and is a veteran of the Iraq War, plans to introduce new legislation that would mandate a more rigorous diversity training program for troops, civilian staff, and contractors at the Defense Department. A draft bill was shared with me before the final version’s release.

While service members already go through diversity training as …

China Moon Mission Brings Lunar Rocks to Earth, and New Competition to Space

China may have been a latecomer to the moon, but when its capsule full of lunar rocks and soil returned to Earth early Thursday, it set the stage for a new space race over the coming decades. This time, it will be a competition over resources on the moon that could propel deeper space exploration.

The country’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft gathered as much as 4.4 pounds of lunar samples from a volcanic plain known as Mons Rümker in a three-week operation that underlined China’s growing prowess and ambition in space. It was China’s most successful mission to date.

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