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The Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5-11 is 10 micrograms, roughly one third of the dose given to adolescents and adults.WebMD Health News
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While some clinicians were worried about the mandate, in the end, they're coping just fine.
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Jeffrey A. SingerA Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel justapproved, narrowly, the Merck antiviral drug Molnupiravir. This is just step one. We now have to wait for the FDA to decide on emergency use authorization.The U.K. approved Molnupiravir on November 4.Merck applied to the FDA for approval on October 11. Vaccines are the best long ‐​term defense against COVID-19, but antivirals are the best first‐​line defense, especially when new variants can develop that escape the immunity provided by vaccines.Rather than wait weeks for the vaccine to take effect, antivirals —like antibiotics—work immed...
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West Virginia's coronavirus czar, West Virginia University's Dr. Clay Marsh, said Tuesday that the emergence of the new omicron variant of Covid-19 underscores the need for everyone to be vaccinated and for the fully vaccinated to get their boosters. In a news conference with Gov. Jim Justice and other state officials, Marsh said there have been no cases of the omicron variant identified yet in West Virginia but that state officials were on alert. There also have been no cases yet identified in…
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"I think it's going to be a material drop. I just don't know how much, because we need to wait for the data."WebMD Health News
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Intense research into the new coronavirus variant first identified in southern Africa has just begun. World leaders have urged people not to panic — and to get vaccinated, if they can.
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“The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports CDC’s recommendation that everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine. Early data from South Africa suggests that the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) which has been identified in 19 countries, has demonstrated increased transmissibility. The best protection against this new variant, or any variant of COVID-19...(see release)
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Countries around the world are making preparations against omicron, a new variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Although it hasn ’t yet been detected in the United States (as of Nov. 29, 2021), health officials are once again cautioning the public about getting vaccinated, frequent testing and potentially stepping up tried-and-true measures to prevent transmission such as mask-wearing and hand-washing.We spoke with  Shangxin Yang, a pathologist at UCLA Health, about the new variant and what everyone needs to know.How is the omicron variant different from the delta variant and others?It has ...
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Cases of the variant were spotted in Barnet and  Haringey in London, Liverpool, North Norfolk and Sutton, taking the UK's total for the variant up to 22, the UKHSA confirmed
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The co-founder of the biotechnology company BioNTech believes that people fully vaccinated with his company's vaccine, a joint project with Pfizer, are safe from severe Omicron infection.
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