Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on November 18, 2020. Dr. Baxter is wearing her lab coat so you know she’ll be doing a deep science dive! She explains the promising COVID vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.
These topics are covered:
MRNA vaccines – what does that mean? This would be the first MRNA vaccine approved for use in humans.
Why so cold? A “Wanted” poster metaphor explains why this vaccine must be stored at extremely cold temperatures. Other metaphors include M&M coating.
Why will Dr. Baxter be first in line to get the vaccine when it’s available? Early concerns over immune enhancement have been shown not to be a worry. Though developed quickly, no corners have been cut.
Two doses – the first may cause a mild reaction (sore arm); the second may cause a more significant immune response (fever); site reactions may be common. Dr. Baxter will bring her Buzzy!
Who gets it first? 100M doses means 50M people. Exact criteria are being weighed to determine who goes first.
Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.
Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.