Tag: Biotech and Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains what the U.S. pause on J&J’s Covid vaccine means

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine will give U.S. health regulators the time they need to thoroughly investigate how six women developed a rare blood clotting disorder that left one dead. Fauci said officials […]

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WHO says more than 87% of the world’s Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries

Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world’s supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that have been distributed across the globe, “over 87% have gone to high-income or upper- and […]

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Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

Japan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan’s minister in charge of vaccinations. “Unless they decide otherwise, we just simply need to prepare for the Games, how to control the situation. I think it […]

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Some people with ‘long Covid’ say their symptoms ease after getting vaccine

An employee draws up a syringe and a container with the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, in Schwaz, Austria. JOHANN GRODER | AFP | Getty Images Sheri Paulson had trouble getting out of bed months after her Covid-19 diagnosis. The 53-year-old North Dakota resident and her family fell ill with the disease after attending a wedding in August. […]

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Fauci warns against relaxing public health measures as summer approaches

Jose Rivera with wife Stephanie Rivera watching their nieces and nephew, Ariel, Sophia and Ignacio Arminta as then visit the Santa Monica Pier as people take advantage of the warm weather during the COVID-19 Spring break in Southern California Monday. Santa Monica Pier and Promenade on Monday, March 29, 2021 in Santa Monia, CA. Al […]

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Covid vaccinations hit another record, average now above 3 million daily

Larry Wiggins is given the Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine by Anya Harris at Red Hook Neighborhood Senior Center in the Red Hood neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough on February 22, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images The U.S. reported on Saturday another daily record of new Covid vaccine doses administered, […]

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Double mutation of the Covid variant in India risks spreading to other countries, doctor says

The double mutation of a Covid-19 variant discovered in India is of grave concern — and could spread to other countries, according to Dr. Kavita Patel, a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. “It is something to watch very closely, and something that will not be limited to India. It is something we will likely […]

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Biden says states should reinstate mask mandates and wait to reopen businesses as Covid cases rise

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Covid-19 response and vaccinations in the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington DC, on March 29, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Monday urged governors and local leaders who dropped sweeping mask mandates to reinstate their orders, indicated some states […]

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The EU could open up a ‘Pandora’s box’ of vaccine nationalism if it restricts exports, professor says

The European Union could open up a “Pandora’s box” if it decides to restrict exports of coronavirus vaccines, a political analyst told CNBC last week. Vaccination drives in the 27-member bloc have been hindered by production issues. Anglo-Swedish firm AstraZeneca earlier this year cut its first-quarter target from 90 million doses to 30 million doses. […]

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Rising Covid cases can’t be blamed on variants alone as travel resumes, states lift restrictions, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Susan Walsh | Pool | Getty Images The latest rise in new Covid-19 infections can’t be […]

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