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James Lovett

The Wistar Institute has appointed James Lovett to its board of trustees. Lovett currently serves as vice-chairman of the board of trustees of Scholar Academics. He served for 14 years as corporate senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Covance. Prior to Covance, Lovett served as associate general counsel of FMC Corporation, was a partner at McDermott, and worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Boyce F. Martin on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.