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Moderna Recommends Covid-19 Vaccine Booster to Protect Against New Variants

[ad_1] Moderna Inc. said Thursday it expects people who received its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine to need a booster shot in the fall to keep strong protection against newer variants of the coronavirus. The company said its vaccine remains 90% effective against preventing Covid-19 disease for at least six months, but …

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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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CDC releases data that informed reconsideration of face masks, says delta variant of COVID means the ‘war has changed’

[ad_1] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released research Friday about the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19 that informed its decision earlier this week to recommend that even vaccinated people resume wearing face masks in public settings in areas with high rates of transmission. The research is …

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Pfizer Forecasts $33.5 Billion in Covid-19 Vaccine Sales

[ad_1] Pfizer Inc. expects sales for its Covid-19 vaccine this year to reach about $33.5 billion, a nearly 30% increase from its forecast three months ago, as the shot plays a growing role in the global campaign to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. With concerns growing over the more …

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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-19 Vaccine Pioneer BioNTech Plans to Make New Malaria and Tuberculosis Shots in Africa

[ad_1] BioNTech SE said it would invest some of the profits from the Covid-19 vaccine it markets with Pfizer Inc. into developing shots for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa, part of the German company’s plan to establish a large production hub for innovative medicines on the continent. The biotech firm plans …

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Covid-19 Immunity Wanes but Third Shot Still Rarely Needed, BioNTech CEO Says

[ad_1] BERLIN—Immunity against the coronavirus is waning in people who were fully vaccinated with the shot made by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. in January because of the rapidly spreading Delta variant, BioNTech’s chief executive said, confirming data that emerged from Israel last week. But even as antibody levels are dropping …

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Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

[ad_1] NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Unbeknown to them, they got a shot of saline solution. Authorities say the scam was one of the largest of …

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The Delta Variant and Covid-19 Vaccines: What to Know

[ad_1] The Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, the dominant strain in the U.S., is driving up cases in particular where vaccination rates are lower. Also known as B.1.617.2, the variant was first identified in India in late 2020. It has spread to at least 85 countries, according to the …

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