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September 17, 2021

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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......

WHO says Covid will mutate like the flu and is likely here to stay

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Covid-19 is likely “here to stay with us” as the virus......

WHO says delta remains the ‘most concerning’ Covid variant despite emergence of mu

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mirimus lab scientists preparing to test COVID-19 samples from recovered patients on April 8, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Misha Friedman | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant remains the “most concerning” coronavirus strain despite the emergence of mu, World......

U.S. heads into Labor Day with Covid vaccines but a substantially worse outbreak than this time last year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People line up at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing at a mobile testing van in New York City, August 27, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The U.S. is heading into Labor Day weekend with just over four times as many......

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......

Fauci says he wouldn’t be surprised if Covid vaccines require three shots for full regimen, instead of two

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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 |......

Fauci says the new mu Covid strain isn’t an immediate threat in the U.S.

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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, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in......

WHO presses world leaders to hold off on Covid vaccine booster shots through September

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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 organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Pool |......

WHO says it is monitoring a new Covid variant called ‘mu’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a bilateral meeting with Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset on the sidelines of the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly at the WHO headquarters, in Geneva,......

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......

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