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FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid booster shots for people 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trung Nguyen, 13, gets his second dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 7, 2021. Rachel Wisniewski | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 booster shots for......

FDA still silent on Covid booster shots as key CDC panel concludes first day of a two-day meeting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A syringe is filled with a dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, U.S., February 23, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The Food......

Dr. Gottlieb says CDC may soon offer greater clarity on who will be eligible for Covid boosters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC he anticipates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon offer greater clarity on who will be eligible for Covid booster doses. Gottlieb, a Pfizer board member, elaborated......

WHO reiterates warning against Covid boosters for healthy people as U.S. weighs wide distribution of third shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Reuters World Health Organization officials repeated their protests Tuesday against Covid-19 booster shots for the general public, even as......

J&J says Covid booster shot is 94% effective in the U.S. when given two months after first dose

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday its Covid-19 booster shot is 94% effective when administered two months after the first dose in the United States. It also said the booster increases antibody levels by four to six times compared with one......

FDA-approved Covid vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 ‘very feasible’ by Halloween, says former FDA commissioner

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC that it seems realistic that younger kids will be getting vaccinated for Covid-19 based on the new data released by Pfizer on Monday. “Those findings are very promising, especially......

Former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb says U.S. intelligence agencies should investigate virus outbreaks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, speaks during the Skybridge Capital SALT New York 2021 conference in New York City, U.S., September 15, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr.......

Covid is about to become America’s deadliest pandemic as U.S. fatalities near 1918 flu estimates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman and child walk through a field of white flags on the Mall near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC on September 16, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Covid-19 is about to become the most deadly......

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......

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......

A key part of Biden’s plan to combat Covid is at risk as FDA meets to debate booster shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A key part of President Joe Biden‘s plan to combat Covid is in jeopardy as a Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee meets Friday to debate and vote on Pfizer and BioNTech‘s application to offer booster shots to the......

Delta variant is so contagious it ‘raises the bar’ for Covid vaccines, Moderna president says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Houston Fire Department paramedics prepare to transport a man with breathing difficulties from a senior living center to a hospital on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s......

UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received a Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad. Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, health minister of the Republic of......

Pfizer says Israel data shows third Covid shot restores protection from infection to 95% as it makes case to FDA for boosters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man receives his third dose of COVID19 vaccine at Sheba Medical Center on July 14, 2021 in Ramat Gan, Israel. Amir Levy | Getty Images A third dose of Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine six months after a second shot restores......

FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mobile inoculation site in the Bronx, New York, August 18, 2021. David ‘Dee’ Delgado | Reuters The staff of the Food and Drug Administration......

Rap artist Nicki Minaj faces backlash after tweeting inaccurate information about Covid vaccines

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nicki Minaj is seen arriving to the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. Gilbert Carrasquillo | GC Images | Getty Images Nicki Minaj faced......

Giving Covid booster shots to healthy people is ‘not right,’ WHO says in plea to wealthy nations

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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 World Health Organization officials......

Pfizer CEO says Covid vaccine data for kids under age 5 may come in late October

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla addresses a press conference after a visit to oversee the production of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the factory of U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer in Puurs, Belgium April 23, 2021. John Thys | Pool | Reuters......

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 —......

WHO criticizes wealthy nations for hoarding Covid treatments and vaccines, saying it’s prolonging pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vials of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine. Johnson & Johnson via Reuters The World Health Organization condemned wealthy nations for stockpiling coronavirus vaccines, treatments and protective equipment, adding their failure to fairly distribute those resources is fueling......

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