Canada Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shot for Adults

Canada has authorized on Nov. 9 a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 for adults aged 18 and older. The booster shot is identical to the regular Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 and should be taken at least six months after the primary …

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UK Authorizes First Antiviral Pill to Treat COVID-19

The United Kingdom medicines regulator has approved on Nov. 4 the first pill to treat COVID-19 in adults at risk of severe illness. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that the oral antiviral pill molnupiravir is safe …

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COVID-19 Deaths Surpass Five Million Worldwide

More than five million people around the world have died from COVID-19, data from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center revealed. JHU’s global tally of COVID-19 deaths reached 5,004,447 on Nov. 1, with 197,116 deaths recorded in the …

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Tests Positive for COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 31 after members of her household tested positive days earlier. Psaki, 42, said in a statement that she has been in quarantine and had previously tested negative four …

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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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Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID-19

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced on Oct. 24 that he is currently self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. “I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran said on his verified Instagram account. “It means …

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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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