Pfizer expects to hike U.S. COVID vaccine price to $110-130 per dose

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NEW YORK — Pfizer expects to roughly quadruple the price of its COVID-19 vaccine to about $110 to $130 per dose after the United States government’s current purchase program expires, Pfizer executive Angela Lukin said on Thursday. Lukin said she expects the vaccine – currently provided for free to all by the government – will […]

New Covid symptom identified amid fears of fresh wave this winter

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Experts have warned of a fresh Covid wave this winter and issued an update on the main new symptom to watch out for. They have said the government’s guidelines around symptoms are “wrong”. They also warned that the new wave will be worse due to a lack of testing and the limited surveillance surrounding new […]

Moderna seeks emergency authorization for omicron COVID booster for children

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Moderna announced Friday that it has requested emergency use authorization for its omicron COVID-19 booster shots for children aged 6-17 years old. Driving the news: The application for the bivalent vaccine for children ages 6 months to under 6 years old is expected to be completed later this year, the company said on Twitter. The Centers for Disease […]

Researchers may have created a universal coronavirus vaccine

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iSince the 1960s, scientists have known coronaviruses live among us, attacking in waves year after year. Coronavirus is just one of the many viruses that cause the common cold and accounts for up to 26% of all upper respiratory tract infections in adults. However, these infections rarely cause death, and for decades, a coronavirus vaccine wasn’t […]

This antibody may protect against COVID-19 and all its variants

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The antibody in question was easily induced in rhesus macaque monkeys and provided broad protection against not just COVID-19 and variants but other SARS viruses. The antibody in question was easily induced in rhesus macaque monkeys and provided broad protection against not just COVID-19 and variants but other SARS viruses. How can we prevent future […]

There’s a new COVID variant on the CDC’s radar: Here’s what we know

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The BA.4.6 subvariant of COVID-19 is the newest “variant of concern.” It is present in at least four states that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is tracking. Here’s what you need to know. What is BA.4.6.? BA.4.6. is a spinoff of the BA.4 subvariant of the coronavirus’ omicron variant. It had been “circulating for […]

4th COVID-19 vaccine effectively protects elderly against Omicron -study

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The fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine is effective in protecting the elderly against the Omicron variant and lowers their risk of death by 72% compared to those who received only three doses, according to a new study conducted by Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with the Health Ministry. […]

Another 6,529 COVID Cases Reported in LA County

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Another 6,529 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County in the lastest data, along with nine more deaths. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals increased by 32 people to 779, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 77 were being treated in intensive care, up from 68 […]