Covid-19 News for Oct 15, 2021

Covid-19 News for Oct 15, 2021

FDA panel green-lights Moderna COVID boosters for risk groups   Vaccine advisors for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today unanimously approved a third and smaller dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable groups. Today’s meeting of the...
Covid-19 News for Oct 14, 2021

Covid-19 News for Oct 14, 2021

WHO launches a new group to study the origins of the coronavirus   The World Health Organization has announced the establishment of a scientific advisory group aimed at identifying the origin of COVID-19 and to better prepare for future outbreaks of other deadly...
Covid-19 News for Oct 13, 2021

Covid-19 News for Oct 13, 2021

A primer on what we know about mixing and matching Covid vaccines   Later this week an expert committee that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hear about the results of a clinical trial that could influence how Covid vaccines are used in...
Covid-19 News for Oct 12, 2021

Covid-19 News for Oct 12, 2021

The U.K.’s early approach to pandemic cost thousands of lives, a new report says   The U.K.’s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic ranks among the worst public health failures in the country’s history, causing “many...
Covid-19 News for Oct 11, 2021

Covid-19 News for Oct 11, 2021

Merck applies for approval of first COVID-19 antiviral pill   Today, pharmaceutical giant Merck submitted an emergency use authorization (EUA) application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)¬†for molnupiravir, its oral antiviral¬†medication, for the...
Covid-19 News for Oct 10, 2021

Covid-19 News for Oct 10, 2021

Routine child, adult vaccinations fell amid COVID-19   A pair of new studies yesterday details lower rates of routine vaccinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one showing reduced weekly immunization rates and up-to-date status in US children, and the other...