European Medicines Agency Approves Moderna COVID-19 Booster Shot

The drugs regulator of the European Union (EU) approved on Oct. 25 the COVID-19 booster shot developed by Moderna. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that the Moderna COVID-19 booster dose “may be considered” in people aged 18 years and …

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CDC Vaccine Advisers Vote to Recommend Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots

An independent panel of vaccine advisers to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted unanimously on Oct. 21 to recommend booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The recommendations from the Advisory …

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U.S. FDA Authorizes Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots. The FDA announced on Oct. 20 that a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may be administered …

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BioNTech CEO Says Updated COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Needed in 2022

The head of BioNTech, the German company behind the first COVID-19 vaccine, said that the world will likely need new vaccines next year to protect against mutations of the virus. Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech, told the Financial Times that …

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Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes

Jury selection for the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has begun on Tuesday morning at a courthouse in San Jose with dozens of prospective jurors. Holmes’s legal team and prosecutors with the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District …

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Pfizer to Seek U.S. Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose As Booster

Pfizer plans to seek authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster shot in the United States, the pharmaceutical company’s top scientist said on July 8. Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officer Mikael Dolsten said that the company …

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German Scientists Claim to Have Discovered Link Between Blood Clots and AstraZeneca Vaccine

A team of German scientists claimed to have discovered the cause of the rare blood clots developing on some people that are vaccinated with the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines against Covid-19 and how to prevent it. Rolf Marschalek, …

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Canadian Bio-Tech Company Medicago Testing New Vaccine in South America

A new plant-based COVID-19 vaccine from Canadian biotech firm Medicago has shown positive results and will begin to move into the next phase of testing that will include South American countries. According to data released in a report by Medicago …

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