Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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US agency to allow mix and match for Covid boosters, says report

The government will not recommend one shot over another, and it might note that using the same vaccine as a booster when possible is preferable, the report says.

Data suggests mRNA booster dose triggers stronger antibody response after J&J shot, says US media

J&J has asked the FDA to approve a shot of its own single-dose vaccine as the booster dose with a decision set for Friday.

US FDA staff says Moderna did not meet all criteria for Covid-19 boosters

The FDA says data for Moderna's vaccine shows a booster does increase protective antibodies, but the difference in antibody levels before and after the shot is not wide enough.

Pfizer submits data for Covid-19 vaccine in kids 5 to 11

The vaccine has been shown to induce a strong immune response in the five to 11 age group in a 2,268-participant clinical trial.

CDC director breaks with panel to back booster jabs for high-risk workers

Rochelle Walensky says her agency has to make recommendations based on complex, often imperfect data.

US expert committee adds to booster dose confusion

The CDC committee has voted to recommend a third dose of Pfizer vaccine for seniors and those at risk of developing a severe case of Covid-19 while the FDA has authorised the third Pfizer doses for a broader swath of the American public.

Why ivermectin should not be used to treat or prevent Covid-19

Taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm.

J&J Covid vaccine manufacturing halted at plant that ruined doses

Regulators had temporarily halted the vaccine's use after authorities reported six cases of women developing blood clots along with low blood platelet counts, including one death.

Biden terima suntikan Covid-19

Suntikan yang diterima itu bagi meyakinkan rakyat Amerika ketika ramai yang menyuarakan tidak bersedia untuk mendapatkan vaksin itu.

US panel recommends emergency approval of Moderna Covid vaccine

An FDA review of all available data found there were no specific safety concerns identified although an offical says a warning label on potential allergic reactions will be issued.

US authorities approve home Covid-19 test kit for over-the-counter sale

This test is the first that does not require people's swabs to be sent to a lab for analysis.

US experts vote to approve Pfizer vaccine

Independent experts convened by the FDA voted 17 in favour, four against and with one abstention for emergency approval of the two-dose regimen in over-16s.

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