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Pfizer Vax for Young Kids Passes the Test Among FDA Staff
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/95234

Oct 25th, 2021 - Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produced an immune response and was safe and effective in young children, but its benefits may be largely dependent on severity of the COVID outbreak, according to FDA briefing documents released late Friday. The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet on Tuesday for the third time this month to discuss COVID-19 vac...

Explainer-Americans wonder: Which COVID-19 booster is best?
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise: The CDC ...

Walmart, Walgreens U.S. stores roll out Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc said on Friday their U.S. pharmacies started administering COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended J&J and Moderna’s booster shots and said Americans can choose a different shot f...

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Russia reported a fourth straight daily record of COVID-19 deaths with a week to go before the start of a workplace shutdown ordered by President Vladimir Putin, while Germany’s seven-day incidence rate rose sharply over the past week. * The UK Health Security Agency designated a Delta subvariant called AY.4.2 as a “Variant Under Investigation”, saying on Friday there was some evide...

Doctors urge unvaccinated Hungarians to avoid weekend rallies
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s main doctors’ association on Friday urged Hungarians not immunised against COVID-19 to stay away from mass rallies this weekend amid a rise in cases across central Europe. The region has the European Union’s lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading ...

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows 90.7% efficacy in trial in children
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of five to 11 year olds, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got COVID-19, compared with 3 who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because mor...

Analysis-Vaccinated Singapore shows zero-COVID countries cost of reopening
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Few are left to inoculate in wealthy Singapore after a vigorous campaign achieved a level of coverage envied by many nations battling the coronavirus pandemic, but a record surge in deaths and infections gives warning of risks that may still lie ahead. Despite mask mandates, strict social curbs and COVID-19 booster doses available for over a month, infections in the Asian c...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Advisers Vote In Favor of Moderna, J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters
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Oct 21st, 2021 - Oct 21 (Reuters) - * U.S. CDC ADVISERS VOTE TO RECOMMEND MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER FOR OLDER ADULTS, SOME HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS * U.S. CDC ADVISERS VOTE TO RECOMMEND BOOSTER SHOT FOR THOSE WHO RECEIVED JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE Further company coverage:

U.S. CDC advisers recommend Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for some Americans
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Oct 21st, 2021 - (Reuters) - A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday voted to recommend a booster dose of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for people age 65 and older, and some high-risk individuals.

CDC Panel Champions 'Mix and Match' Booster Strategy
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/95191

Oct 21st, 2021 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) came out strongly in favor of heterologous, or "mix and match," boosters in two unanimous votes on Thursday. ACIP voted 15-0 that certain populations authorized to receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine who received a Pfizer or Moderna primary series receive a booster at least 6 months later, including adults ages 65 and up, adul...

U.S. CDC advisers weigh Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccine boosters, mix-and-match shots
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Oct 21st, 2021 - Oct 21 (Reuters) - A panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday are considering several recommendations for rollout of COVID-19 vaccine boosters from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson , expected to pave the way for additional shots for millions of Americans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized the booster doses U.S. FDA c...

BRIEF-UK's MHRA Says Added GBS As Very Rare Side Effect Of AstraZeneca Vaccine
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Oct 21st, 2021 - Oct 21 (Reuters) - UK’s MHRA: * UK MHRA, ON COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA, SAYS ADDED GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME AS A VERY RARE SIDE EFFECT Further company coverage:

FDA Greenlights 'Mix and Match' COVID Boosters
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/95168

Oct 20th, 2021 - The FDA authorized booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and also authorized a "mix and match" or heterologous approach to boosters for all three available vaccines (including Pfizer's) in the indicated populations, the agency announced on Wednesday. Ultimately, the FDA went with what was recommended by their advisory panel, the Vaccines and Related Biological Produ...

White House Preps COVID Vaccine Rollout for Younger Kids
https://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/vaccines/95152

Oct 20th, 2021 - The Biden administration is moving full-steam ahead to prepare the nation to give the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) to children ages 5 to 11, in anticipation of an FDA decision in the coming weeks, the White House COVID-19 Response Team announced. "We have secured vaccine supply to vaccinate every child ages 5 through 11, and as soon as the vaccine is authorized by the FDA, we wi...

Novavax tumbles after report on COVID-19 vaccine production delay
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Oct 20th, 2021 - (Reuters) -Shares of Novavax Inc fell 16% after a report from Politico said the company faces significant hurdles in proving it can manufacture its experimental COVID-19 vaccine that meets regulators’ quality standards, resulting in production delays. The methods Novavax used to test the efficacy of its vaccine have fallen short of U.S. regulators’ standards, according to the Politico report, c...

CDC: Pfizer Vax Kept Teens Out of the Hospital for COVID
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/95126

Oct 19th, 2021 - Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) was 93% effective among adolescents at preventing hospitalization, even during the Delta surge, researchers found. Among 179 patients ages 12-18 with COVID-19, 173 were unvaccinated, including 77 patients admitted to the ICU, 29 patients who were critically ill, and two that died, reported Samantha Olson, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues, writing in an early...

Many Indians skipping second COVID shot despite record vaccine stocks
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Oct 19th, 2021 - NEW DELHI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A “sizeable number” of people in India have not taken their second COVID-19 vaccine dose by the due date despite adequate supplies, the health ministry said on Tuesday, as new infections fell to their lowest since early March. Daily shots have averaged 5 million this month, a fifth of September’s peak, though states are sitting on record stocks of more than 100 mil...

Fatal Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adult after SARS-CoV-2 Natural Infection and COVID-19 Vaccination
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/11/21-1612_article

Oct 19th, 2021 - A multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and adults (MIS-A) occurring after coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been identified; onset is ≈4–6 weeks after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection (1–3). A case definition for MIS-A has been developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (4); MIS-A after vaccination is rare and remain...

Yet Another Potential Age-Old Nonpharmaceutical Intervention
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Oct 19th, 2021 - Berthe Morisot (1841−1895), Hanging the Laundry Out to Dry, 1875. Oil on canvas, 13 in x 16 in/33 cm x 40.6 cm. Public domain image, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. In 1874, members of the Société Anonyme des Artistes-Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs staged an exhibition of their work in the highly esteemed Salon de Paris, launching a movement now identified as Impressionism. Art hi...

Fatal Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome after SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Patient with Multiple Myeloma
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Oct 19th, 2021 - Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is an extremely rare disease of unknown incidence (1). Typical manifestations of SCLS include hypotension, edema, hemoconcentration, and hypoalbuminemia after nonspecific prodromal illnesses (1,2). Increased capillary vascular permeability is the commonly accepted pathophysiology (1,2). However, the exact pathogenesis remains unclear. As part of the effor...