Moderna’s final stage for its COVID-19 vaccine trial is fully enrolled. The drugmaker expects to know by late November if the vaccine works. Pfizer is expecting results from its trial with 44,000 people by the end of this month. (Bloomberg)

Close contact is now defined as spending 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period within six feet of someone who has COVID-19, even if the minutes aren’t consecutive, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Previously, the agency had defined close contact as someone who spent 15 or more minutes within six feet of an infected person. (STAT)

Twenty-nine of 40 drugs used to treat coronavirus patients are in short supply, throughout the U.S. and Europe, according to a new report by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Concurrently, supplies of 43% of acute care medicines such as blood thinners and antibiotics, for treating other illnesses are running low. (STAT)

Harmful T-cells can be found in the pancreases of healthy individuals, according to researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology. The research suggests that the type 1 diabetes isn’t caused by malfunctioning T-cells that kill insulin-making beta cells, but rather that something else in the pancreas is triggering the T-cells that are already there. (WebMD)

MM+M is hosting its first Media Summit, an event that will bring together A-list organizations and individuals from all parts of the health-media spectrum. Join us virtually on November 12, 2020. (MM+M)