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Coronavirus: Prevention

Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is safe and generates robust immune response in kids ages 5 to 11

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and generates a “robust” immune response in a clinical trial of kids ages 5 to 11, the drugmakers announced in a press release Monday. The companies tested a two-dose regimen of 10 micrograms......

Fauci defends FDA panel, says it didn’t make a mistake rejecting booster Covid shots for all Americans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol hill in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite |......

FDA panel rejects plan to administer Pfizer’s Covid booster doses to general public

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday resoundingly rejected a plan to administer booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to the general public, saying they needed more data. The panel, however, could still clear the......

Gates Foundation annual report says Covid pushed 31 million into dire poverty, child vaccine rates fell

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has pushed an additional 31 million people worldwide into dire poverty, reversing global progress on eliminating poverty by four years, according to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s fifth-annual Goalkeeper report published Monday. The report —......

Pfizer Covid booster shots will likely be ready Sept. 20, but Moderna may be delayed, Fauci says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 20, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite......

Biden administration unveils $65 billion plan to combat next pandemics after Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, September 3, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration laid out Friday a $65 billion plan U.S. officials say will help the......

Two senior FDA vaccine regulators are stepping down

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Two senior Food and Drug Administration officials responsible for reviewing Covid-19 vaccine applications are leaving the federal agency this fall, an agency spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Marion Gruber, director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research & Review, and deputy director......

Nearly 1 million Covid booster shots have already been administered in the U.S., CDC data shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nurse Mary Ezzat administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to Jessica M. at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images Nearly 1 million Covid-19......

CDC panel unanimously endorses full approval of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for people 16 and older

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Roberto Ortega, 16, awaits the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine administered by Registered Nurse Amy Berecz-Ortega from AltaMed Health Services in Los Angeles, California on August 17, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images A key Centers for Disease Control......

Israel doubles down on booster shots as daily Covid cases set new record

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Israeli man receives a third shot of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as country launches booster shots for over 30-year-olds, in Rishon Lezion, Israel August 24, 2021. Nir Elias | Reuters Israeli lawmakers are keen to avoid another lockdown after......

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid shot, clearing path to more vaccine mandates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine – becoming the first in the U.S. to win the coveted designation and giving even more businesses, schools and universities greater confidence to adopt......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says vaccinated people cannot ‘throw caution to the wind’ due to delta variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Friday urged fellow vaccinated Americans to be on guard about the Covid delta variant, telling CNBC its highly transmissible nature cannot be ignored even by people who have immunity protection. “The original premise around the vaccines......

Scientists blast U.S. push for Covid vaccine booster shots as premature, say data isn’t compelling

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Scientists sharply criticized the Biden administration’s push to widely distribute Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in the U.S. next month, saying the data provided by federal health officials on Wednesday wasn’t compelling enough to recommend third shots to most of the......

U.S. to require nursing homes get staff fully vaccinated or lose federal funding

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his administration will require all employees in nursing homes to get vaccinated for Covid-19, the latest effort to protect Americans as the delta variant spreads.  “Today I’m announcing a new step,” Biden said in......

Texas deploys 2,500 out-of-state medical workers to fight Covid as younger patients crowd hospitals

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Joseph Varon, right, and Jeffrey Ndove, left, perform a procedure for hypothermia treatment on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit on Christmas Eve at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 24, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go......

FDA permits Covid vaccine booster shots for people with weakened immune systems

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Floyd’s Family Pharmacy as cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surge in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, U.S., August 5, 2021. Picture taken August 5, 2021. Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration authorized......

Fauci says everybody will likely need a Covid vaccine booster shot eventually

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 20, 2021. Stefani Reynolds |......

Moderna reaches deal with Canada to build ‘state-of-the-art’ Covid vaccine manufacturing plant after shortages

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, listens during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, June 4, 2021. Trudeau said that 65% of eligible Canadians have received a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. David Kawai | Bloomberg |......

Covid vaccine mandates sweep across corporate America as delta variant spurs action

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here United Airlines ramp services worker John Dalessandro receives a COVID-19 vaccine at United’s onsite clinic at O’Hare International Airport on March 09, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The U.S. government may not require that everyone get......

Half of Americans are now fully vaccinated against Covid, White House says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Half of Americans, including all ages, are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a White House official said Friday, a major milestone as the nation battles a surge in new infections fueled by the delta variant. More than 821,000 doses were......

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