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More Americans are getting Covid vaccine boosters than first doses in rush for third shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Germaine T. Leftwich, 67, receives a Pfizer covid-19 vaccine booster shot from Dr. Tiffany Taliaferro at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Monday, October 4, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images More Americans......

People in Israel and Bahrain are losing their vaccination status for not taking boosters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A paramedic with Israel’s Magen David Adom medical service administers the third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on August 24, 2021 in Holon. Ahmad Gharabli | AFP | Getty Images Israel and Bahrain want eligible residents to take their......

White House calls on pediatricians to help with rollout of kids’ Covid vaccine starting as early as next month

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bridgette Melo, 5, prepares for her inoculation of one of two reduced 10 ug doses of the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine during a trial at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina September 28, 2021 in a still image from video.......

FDA scientists strike favorable tone on J&J Covid booster shots ahead of vote this week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday struck a more favorable tone on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 booster shots, saying there may be a benefit to administering a second dose two months after the initial shot. The......

FDA staff doesn’t take stance on Moderna Covid booster shots, says two doses are enough to protect against severe disease

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (L) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine at CASA de Maryland’s Wheaton Welcome Center on May 21, 2021 in Wheaton, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Food and Drug Administration scientists on Tuesday declined to......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Merck’s Covid pill ‘can make a real difference’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb explained why he’s optimistic about Merck‘s Covid antiviral pill after the drugmaker asked the Food and Drug Administration Monday to authorize its pill to treat people with mild to moderate Covid symptoms.  “The topline data from this......

U.S. moves closer to clearing Moderna and J&J Covid booster shots this week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Anjali Sundararaman, a student nurse at San Francisco State University, administers a dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Cuixia Xu during a vaccination clinic at the Southeast Health Center in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco, California on Monday,......

Merck asks FDA to authorize antiviral Covid pill for emergency use

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Merck logo at the Merck campus in Rahway, New Jersey. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Merck said Monday it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize emergency use of its experimental antiviral pill to treat mild to moderate......

Nordic countries are restricting the use of Moderna’s Covid vaccine. Here’s why

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker holds syringes with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre, in El Paso, Texas, May 6, 2021. Jose Luis Gonzalez | Reuters Finland, Denmark and Sweden are limiting the use......

‘A historic moment’: Why a malaria vaccine in Africa will reignite the fight against disease

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a ceremony for the opening of the WHO Academy, in Lyon, France, September 27, 2021. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Policymakers and health experts have welcomed the WHO’s authorization of......

Covid-19: Kids ages 5 to 11 ‘need to get that vaccination,’ says Dr. Peter Hotez

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Hotez urged parents to avoid misinformation and to get their younger children vaccinated after Pfizer officially asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its Covid-19 vaccine with BioNTech for kids ages 5 to 11.   “There’s a narrative out......

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize Covid vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jamie Blank (L) holds her son, Ari Blank’s hand as he receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from healthcare worker Jen Feinberg (R) at the Jewish Federation/JARC’s offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on May 13, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP |......

Dr. Gottlieb sees Covid’s ‘pandemic phase’ ending when antiviral pills, kids’ vaccines available

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus’ “pandemic phase” to be over in the U.S. once vaccines become available for children and Merck‘s antiviral pill is cleared by regulators. The other crucial development is for the highly transmissible Covid......

Pfizer Covid shot protects people from hospitalization even as effectiveness against infection falls, Lancet study confirms

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination at a vaccination booster shot clinic on October 01, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The effectiveness of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says ‘nothing is going to stop’ families from gathering for holidays

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that unlike in 2020 he fully expects families and friends to gather around the holidays this year. He also suggested there are ways to do so that can minimize Covid risk. “Nothing is......

Doctor treating pregnant Covid patients warns this could be ‘just another lull before another potential surge’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here On the heels of the deadliest month of the pandemic for pregnant people yet, Dr. Manisha Gandhi told CNBC that she’s not optimistic about Covid-19 this winter. “To be dealing with this surge and taking care of really sick women,......

‘I want a normal Thanksgiving’: Covid booster shot recipients say of third Pfizer dose

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lalain Reyeg administers a COVID-19 booster vaccine and an influenza vaccine to Army veteran Gary Nasakaitis at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on September 24, 2021 in Hines, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Massachusetts resident Preston Alexander, 66,......

‘Covid will become manageable’: BioNTech co-founder says the virus will be with us for years

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, the German firm which developed a Covid-19 vaccine alongside Pfizer, told CNBC that the world “should not live in fear” of the virus. “Covid will become manageable. It already has......

White House says more than 400,000 Americans received a Covid booster shot at pharmacies over the weekend

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as a booster dose at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, August 14, 2021. Hannah Beier | Reuters More than 400,000 Americans received a Covid-19 booster shot at pharmacies over the weekend......

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Ford, Thor Industries, Applied Materials and more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Ford (F) – Ford is accelerating its push into electric vehicles, with plans for a new U.S. assembly plant and three battery factories. Ford and South Korean partner......

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