Tag Archives: Biotech and Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Scott Gottlieb expects coronavirus to be an ‘endemic’ virus in U.S. after delta surge

[ad_1] Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he expects the coronavirus to become an endemic virus in the U.S. and other Western countries after the recent surge in delta variant infections calms down. “We’re transitioning from this being a pandemic to being more of an endemic virus, at least …

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CDC says 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases surpassed peak seen last summer

[ad_1] A man inquires about a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a mobile testing van in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The seven-day average of daily coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed the peak seen last summer when the nation didn’t have an authorized …

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California is requiring proof of Covid vaccination for state employees

[ad_1] Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images California will require state employees and some health-care workers to show proof of Covid-19 or face mandatory weekly testing, top state officials said Monday. State employees will be required to submit documentation of their immunization by Aug. 2, according to a …

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Americans are ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines over concerns about variant

[ad_1] Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University, received a booster shot of Pfizer‘s and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine in late June, two months after she got Johnson & Johnson‘s single dose. Rasmussen picked J&J in April, when she was living in Seattle, because she was soon moving to Canada. …

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Covid Local officials across U.S. are starting to reimpose mask rules as delta variant takes hold

[ad_1] People wearing face protective masks walk on Hollywood Blvd during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 29, 2021. Mario Anzuoni | Reuters From Los Angeles to Massachusetts, local officials across the country are pleading with Americans to once again wear masks inside …

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Americans will need masks indoors as U.S. heads for ‘dangerous fall’ with surge in delta Covid cases

[ad_1] People wearing protective masks shop in a Walmart store on May 18, 2021 in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images As the highly transmissible delta Covid variant continues to spread rapidly across the United States and elsewhere around the world, scientists and other health experts are warning …

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WHO says variant is the fastest and fittest and will ‘pick off’ most vulnerable

[ad_1] The highly contagious delta variant is the fastest and fittest coronavirus strain yet, and it will “pick off” the most vulnerable people, especially in places with low Covid-19 vaccination rates, World Health Organization officials warned Monday. Delta, first identified in India, has the potential “to be more lethal because …

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More than 1 billion doses administered

[ad_1] A medical worker receives the Covid-19 vaccine at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University on April 7, 2021 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China. Southern Visual | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China has administered more than a billion doses of its Covid-19 …

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5 years before vaccine can hold line against Covid variants

[ad_1] Covid vaccinator, Petra Moinar, prepares syringes with the AstraZeneca vaccine before it is administered at Battersea Arts Centre on March 8, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — England’s top medical officer has warned that the coming winter will continue …

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Regeneron antibody cocktail can save lives in hospitalized Covid patients

[ad_1] LONDON — Another potentially life-saving treatment for hospitalized Covid-19 patients has been discovered by researchers at the University of Oxford. The British study — part of the wider Recovery trial investigating various possible treatments for people hospitalized with coronavirus — found that an antibody combination made by Regeneron reduces the …

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