Tag: Health care industry

Theranos investor Betsy DeVos was misled by Elizabeth Holmes on the tech and financials, representative testifies

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, arrives for motion hearing on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the U.S. District Court House inside Robert F. Peckham Federal Building in San Jose, California. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A representative for Betsy DeVos’s family office told jurors in the […]

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FDA panel recommends Pfizer’s low-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

A key Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended a lower dose of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a critical step in getting some 28 million more kids in the U.S. protected against the virus as the delta variant spreads. The endorsement by the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological […]

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How BioNTech went from a little-known biotech company to creating the Covid vaccine

It was Jan. 24, 2020 when BioNTech CEO Uğur Şahin knew that Covid-19 was likely to become a global pandemic.  Though it was over a month and a half before the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic, Sahin met with his wife, BioNTech’s co-founder and chief medical officer Özlem Türeci. Together, they agreed to […]

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U.S. officials keep close watch on the ‘delta plus’ Covid mutation as it spreads in the U.K.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 11, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo | Pool | Reuters U.S. health officials are keeping a close eye on an emerging Covid-19 subvariant, dubbed “delta plus,” that […]

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FDA says Pfizer Covid vaccine appears to be highly effective for young children

Aiden Arthurs receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine from pharmacist Andrew Mac at the Jewish Federation/JARC’s offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on May 13, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children […]

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Third juror dismissed in trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes after judge finds ‘good cause’ for leave

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A third juror was dismissed in Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal trial on Friday for what the judge said was “good cause.” That leaves only […]

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CDC panel unanimously endorses Moderna and J&J Covid boosters, sending to director for final approval

An influential Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended boosters of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccines, sending it to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for final approval. The agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting recommended the Moderna booster for elderly people and at-risk adults six months after […]

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UK health minister says Covid cases may hit 100,000 a day in winter, no contingency measures for now

Commuters, some wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, ride a Transport for London (TfL) underground train in London on October 20, 2021. TOLGA AKMEN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Wednesday said that the government won’t be implementing the so-called plan B strategy of […]

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NYC to Expand Vaccine Mandates, Eliminating Test-Out Option for City Workers

An MTA worker is seen wearing a mask on the subway after The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a mandatory coronavirus vaccination or weekly test mandate for employees in New York City, New York, August 2, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Vaccines Work. So do […]

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How rising UK Covid cases could be ‘a compelling argument for boosters’

Former Obama White House policy director Dr. Kavita Patel explained why the surging number of Covid cases in the United Kingdom could be a compelling argument for booster shots.  “What’s happening is … this real world experiment where the efficacy of AstraZeneca is decreasing, and they haven’t rolled out their boosters,” Patel said during a […]

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