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Pfizer to Seek Approval for Booster COVID Shot, But U.S. Agencies Balk at Timing

By Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 — Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced Thursday they would seek approval for a booster COVID-19 shot and begin studies on a reformulated vaccine that targets the highly contagious Delta variant. “We continue to believe that it is likely, based on the totality… Read More »

Covid outbreak forces lockdown at U.S. Embassy in Kabul as cases surge in Afghanistan

A US Marine stands guard in front of the US embassy December 21, 2001 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Paula Bronstein | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday was placed on lockdown as Covid cases surge in Afghanistan, pushing the nation’s fragile health care system to its limits. At the embassy, 114… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says travel restrictions on India will have little impact on U.S. Covid cases

The Biden administration’s recently announced restrictions on travelers from India are unlikely to play a significant role in limiting new coronavirus cases in the U.S., Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Will it have an impact? Perhaps a minor impact on the margins in terms of reducing introductions. It’s not going to dramatically affect our… Read More »

Amarin launches Vascepa in all-important Europe as it slowly bleeds share to U.S. generic

A drug’s EU launch seldom becomes more important than its U.S. rollout from a market opportunity perspective, but that’s exactly what’s happening to Amarin’s fish oil-derived heart drug Vascepa. Amarin has started prepping sales reps in Germany for the planned launch of Vascepa—to be sold under the brand Vazkepa in Europe—before the end of September,… Read More »

Covid vaccine skepticism will prevent U.S. from reaching normalcy, ICU doctor says

A new poll found that 49% of Republican men said they won’t get vaccinated for Covid-19 and Dr. Vin Gupta said that “will determine the trajectory of this pandemic” to the detriment of all Americans. “All forecasts right now say that we’re going to be past the worst of this with normalcy by say end… Read More »