Tag: Johnson & Johnson

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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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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US approves new booster of COVID-19 vaccines, mix and match dose

New Delhi: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of third doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines against the novel COVID-19 for eligible individuals. Along with this, FDA also approved “mix and match” booster doses for currently available approved COVID-19 vaccines. “The use of a single booster dose of […]

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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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U.S. moves closer to clearing Moderna and J&J Covid booster shots this week

Anjali Sundararaman, a student nurse at San Francisco State University, administers a dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Cuixia Xu during a vaccination clinic at the Southeast Health Center in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco, California on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Stephen Lam | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images […]

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CDC director says U.S. Covid deaths among pregnant women peaked in August

A Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound Kemal Yildirim | E+ | Getty Images Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday that Covid-19 deaths among pregnant women reached a record high of 21 in August, urging expectant mothers to get vaccinated against the virus. Just 31% of pregnant women nationwide are […]

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Fauci says data from NIH’s mix-and-match Covid vaccine booster trials will soon be ready

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 Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021. Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters White House chief medical […]

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Biden says unvaccinated Americans are ‘costing all of us’ as he presses Covid vaccine mandates

President Joe Biden on Friday blamed unvaccinated Americans for slowing down the U.S. economic recovery, accusing some elected officials of actively trying to undermine the administration’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Biden’s comments came hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved distributing Pfizer and BioNTech’s booster shots to roughly 60 million […]

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CDC director defends unusual decision on Pfizer’s Covid boosters: ‘This was a scientific close call’

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who has been selected to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Susan Walsh | AP Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisted Friday she didn’t overrule […]

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CDC panel endorses Pfizer Covid booster shots for high-risk adults, rejects plan to distribute widely across America

A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group voted Thursday to recommend distributing Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 booster shots to older Americans, nursing home residents and other vulnerable people, clearing the way for the agency to give the final OK as early as this evening. The agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously endorsed giving […]

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