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washingtonpost.com

NAIROBI — South Africa’s huge wave of omicron cases appears to be subsiding just as quickly as it grew in the weeks after the country first announced to the world that a new coronavirus variant had been identified.

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 12/22/2021 - 20:25
cnn.com

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted Thursday to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine.

Seventeen members of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted yes, four voted no and one abstained.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 12/10/2021 - 19:35
bloomberg.com

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said initial lab studies show a third dose of their Covid-19 vaccine may be needed to neutralize the omicron variant, results that will accelerate booster-shot drives around the world and may lead to use of new strain-specific vaccines. 

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 20:08
cnn.com

The US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19, saying the "known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product."

The FDA said more than 70,000 patients had been treated with convalescent plasma,which is made using the blood of people who have recovered from coronavirus infections.

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 19:12
cnn.com

The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas o

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:40
Reuters.com

DAKAR, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Senegal has recorded its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in a tourist who attended a demonstration in the capital Dakar last month with about 300 people of varying nationalities, testing lab IRESSEF said on Sunday.

The 58-year-old man was visiting from another West African country and tested positive when leaving Senegal on Friday. He is under quarantine and has no symptoms, the lab said in a statement.

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/05/2021 - 20:22