Pfizer, AstraZeneca … or both? A mixed approach may hold promise against Covid
Because of unpredictable supply and some concerns about an exceedingly rare but serious clotting risk from the AstraZeneca vaccine, officials have recently issued new guidance on mixing and matching different Covid vaccines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating children against Covid-19
Ros Atkins on the debate about giving Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12-15. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C.D.C. Investigating Cases of Heart Inflammation Following Immunization
More than half of the cases were reported in people ages 12 to 24. Not all are likely to be verified or related to vaccines, and experts believe the benefits of immunization far outweigh the risk of these complications. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: internal-essential Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Heart Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BioNTech SE Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc Source Type: news

Biden Donating 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Worldwide Biden Donating 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Worldwide
The Biden administration will buy and donate 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses in an effort to inoculate more of the global population, according to The Washington Post.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer cut corners, slashed quality standards to produce covid vaccine at "warp speed"
(Natural News) The website TrialSite News has obtained eye-opening documents showing that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer cut corners and slashed quality standards to rush its Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine into production at “warp speed.” Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech failed to thoroughly examine biodistribution and pharmacokinetics issues related to their experimental gene therapy injection prior... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Health Highlights: June 11, 2021
CDC Calls Emergency Meeting on Heart Inflammation Link to COVID Vaccines An emergency meeting will be held June 18 to discuss rare reports of heart inflammation in people who've received the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health
You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. His goal: pressure the virus relentlessly enough that it mutates to survive, so drug developers can understand how the virus might respond to new treatments. As a virologist with decades of experience learning about another obstinate virus, HIV, Ho knows just how to apply that mutation-generating stress, whether by starving the virus, bathing it in antibodies that disrupt its ability to infect cells, ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Genetics Magazine Source Type: news

Why big pharma had a responsibility to profit from the pandemic
Big pharma companies like Pfizer and Moderna have profited immensely off the pandemic. However, questions arise as to whether or not this is moral and ethical. Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility towards their business and society at large. The pandemic forced them to strike a balance. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA advisers debate standards on a coronavirus vaccine for young children
Executives from Pfizer and Moderna have said that data showing whether their vaccines are effective in younger children are expected by fall. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Delta Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know
A study conducted in the United Kingdom finds that one dose of the Pfizer vaccine provided about 33% protection against the Delta variant, first identified in India. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. to Send 500 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Countries Desperate for Shots
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- The United States plans to purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine that it will then donate to countries in need around the world. The first 200 million doses will be sent out this year, with 300... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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US to Send 500 Million COVID Vaccine Doses to Countries Desperate for Shots
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- The United States plans to purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine that it will then donate to countries in need around the world. The first 200 million doses will be sent out this year, with 300... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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COVID Vaccines Appear Safe for People With IBD
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe for people with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), a new study finds. IBDs -- which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- are chronic conditions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Hong Kong opens vaccine drive to children aged 12 and older
Hong Kong will allow children age 12 and above to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as it seeks to boost immunization rates in the city (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pfizer and BioNTech to provide 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to U.S. government for donation to poorest nations
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced plans to provide the U.S. government at a not-for-profit price 500 million doses of the companies' COVID-19 vaccine, 200 million doses in 2021 and 300 million doses in the first half of 2022, to further support the multilateral efforts to address the surge of infection in many parts of the world and to help end the pandemic. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

Biden to Send Millions of Pfizer Vaccine Doses to 100 Countries
The White House ’s move is part of a nascent campaign to inoculate the world, and came as President Biden faced intense pressure to do more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Noah Weiland Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Shortages United States Politics and Government United States International Relations Pfizer Inc Biden, Joseph R Jr Europe Source Type: news

India close to giving indemnity to foreign vaccine makers like Pfizer, say sources
Pfizer has not sold to any country without obtaining indemnity against legal action over any adverse effects of their product. India has not granted indemnity to any COVID-19 vaccine maker, but the sources, who requested anonymity, said the government was having a change of heart. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Just 18% of people who have had kidney transplants develop antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccines
A new study from Rouen Hospital in France found that after two doses of Pfizer's vaccine, 88.9% of dialysis patients developed antibodies against the virus compared to 17.8% of transplant recipients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP source: US to buy 500M Pfizer vaccines to share globally
The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US buying 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to share with globe
President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US has bought and will donate 500 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine worldwide
The US has purchased and will donate 500 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine worldwide as it seeks to be a key player in getting... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP source: US buying 500M COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer to share with global vaccine program over next year
(Source: ABC News: Health)
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Biden administration to buy 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world
The U.S. president plans to announce the vaccine-sharing plan at the Group of Seven summit in Britain this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Patients Are Reporting Long COVID Recoveries —But Experts Still Don’t Fully Understand Why
A few months ago, Lana Lynch had resigned herself to never getting better. Months after testing positive for COVID-19, she still felt fatigued, still got daily headaches, still had to carefully regulate how much she exerted herself each day. She was coming to terms with her new normal—until she didn’t have to. After receiving her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in May, Lynch, a 32-year-old from Texas, noticed that she wasn’t quite so tired anymore. She could get through a yoga class without hitting a wall. “I felt like I had some energy,” she says, “but I didn’t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Pfizer vaccine trials expand to kids younger than 12 years old
The next phase of Pfizer ’s vaccination trials is now underway, testing the vaccine’s effectiveness in children ages 5-11 years old. Within the next several weeks, the trials will expand to include children as young as 6 months old. “Today marks an important next step in our efforts to understand the safety and immun e response of our COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Bill Gruber in an email statement to 5 On Your Side. Gruber is the senior vice president of clinical research and development at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dori Olmos, Justina Coronel of KSDK Source Type: news

Real - World Study Shows Power of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines to Prevent COVID - 19
Symptomatic and asymptomatic infection reduced by 81 percent after partial vaccination and by 91 percent after full vaccination (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Real-World Study Shows Power of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 -- A real-world study shows that even when people who get the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines do have " breakthrough " infections, those illnesses are mild. The study, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer Expands Vaccine Tests In Kids Under 12
Pfizer is ready to enroll about 4,500 young volunteers at more than 90 sites in the U.S., Finland, Poland and Spain. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Latest: Pfizer expands vaccine tests in kids under 12
Pfizer says it is expanding testing of its COVID-19 vaccine in children younger than 12 (Source: ABC News: Health)
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CDC COVID-19 study shows mRNA vaccines reduce risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people
A new CDC study finds the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduce the risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people. This adds to the growing body of real-world evidence of their effectiveness. Importantly, this study also is among the first to show that mRNA vaccination benefits people who get COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

In the U.S., vaccines for the youngest are expected this fall.
Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines in children under 12, and are expected to have results in hand by the end of the summer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: internal-essential Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc United States Source Type: news

Pfizer begins testing its Covid vaccine on children between ages 5-11
Pfizer-BioNTech announced on Tuesday they have begun late-stage clinical trials of their coronavirus vaccine in children ages five to 11, hoping for data in the later half of 2021. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real-World Study Shows Power of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines to Prevent COVID
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 -- A real-world study shows that even when folks who get the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines do have'breakthrough'infections, those illnesses are mild. The study, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rwanda: Elderly Rwandans Targeted in Fresh Covid-19 Vaccination Drive
[New Times] The government will, on Tuesday, June 8, start administering 100,600 new doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in different health centers across the country, as the government strives to keep the virus at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cell Reports publishes data supporting the importance of ion channel, Kv7.2/7.3 as a target in ALS
(LaVoieHealthScience) QurAlis Corporation today announced the publication of an article in Cell Reports titled Human Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Excitability Phenotype Screen: Target Discovery and Validation by QurAlis founders Kasper Roet, Ph.D., Clifford Woolf, M.D., Ph.D., and Kevin Eggan, Ph.D., who pioneered a high-content, live-cell imaging screen using ALS patient-derived motor neurons in combination with a compound library generated by Pfizer to identify drug targets to treat hyperexcitability induced neurodegeneration in ALS patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kids 5 and up get shots in tests for COVID vaccine
Tests of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine started Monday in Louisiana have started for children ages 5 through 11 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fully vaccinated adults had a 91% reduced risk of contracting COVID-19
Of 204 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in a CDC study, 156 were unvaccinated, 11 were partially vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna and five were fully vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 2-dose vaccines reduce COVID-19 infection risk by 91%, limit virus spread
The two-dose COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna reduce the risk for infection by 91% in those fully vaccinated, according to data released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Series Reports Myocarditis After Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
MONDAY, June 7, 2021 -- In a case series published online June 7 in Pediatrics, the authors present seven cases of acute myocarditis or myopericarditis in healthy male adolescents within four days of receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer biopharmaceutical company execs function like REPEAT OFFENDER criminals in the fraudulent marketing of deadly drugs and vaccines
(Natural News) Did you know that Pfizer is the largest healthcare fraudster company ever? They focus on making chemical-based medicines that don’t work and cause harm, like chemotherapy and vaccines, and then they settle court and fraud cases with billions of dollars, with just a fraction of the money they make from selling them. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Up close and personal – The Dr. Kevin Williams story
From a young age, Dr. Kevin Williams looked to his father as a role model. Back in 1952, his father became the third African American physician in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, despite barriers and discrimination faced by Black professionals in the medical field.   “It was a different time,” says Kevin. “When my father first opened his practice, none of the hospitals would give him admitting privileges.”  At his office, Kevin ’s father saw patients on a first come, first served basis. Patients in the area were so eager to see him that they started lining up at 4 o’clock eac...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Up close and personal – The Dr. Kevin Williams story
From a young age, Dr. Kevin Williams looked to his father as a role model. Back in 1952, his father became the third African American physician in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, despite barriers and discrimination faced by Black professionals in the medical field.   “It was a different time,” says Kevin. “When my father first opened his practice, none of the hospitals would give him admitting privileges.”  At his office, Kevin ’s father saw patients on a first come, first served basis. Patients in the area were so eager to see him that they started lining up at 4 o’clock eac...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People
Summarizes a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that found mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduce the risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people. Additional findings indicated that those who became infected after being fully or partially vaccinated were more likely to have a milder and shorter illness. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 7, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness of 1st dose of BNT162b2 (BioNTech/Pfizer) vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 infection 13 to 24 days after immunization
In this study, short-term effectiveness of the first dose of the BNT162b2 (BioNTech/Pfizer) vaccine againstSARS-CoV-2 infection 13 to 24 days after immunization in a real-world setting was assessed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Heart inflammation reported in teens following Moderna and Pfizer vaccine
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating reports of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, in adolescents and young adults who were injected with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. In a report posted on its website last month, the CDC said the cases occurred within four days of being injected with the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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The Guardian view on the god of science: a divine but rational disagreement | Editorial
A key maths tool during the pandemic came about because of an 18th-century debate about Christianity. The lesson we can draw today is that moral philosophy mattersDo the laws of science and mathematics explain everything, without any need to bring God into it? The pious once believed that wrathful deities could unleashplagues. As reasonemerged in the temple of thinking, there was a move to claim God was behind the advance of reason. In this struggle between beliefs, new pathways of thought emerged, to the benefit of humanity.The fruits of this theological and scientific collision have been revealed during Covid. The work o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Mathematics History of science Coronavirus Philosophy Religion Atheism Source Type: news

Pfizer Vaccine Protects Less Against India Variant Pfizer Vaccine Protects Less Against India Variant
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine produces lower levels of antibodies against the Delta variant, known as B.1.617.2 and discovered in India, according to a new study published Thursday in The Lancet.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds
The MHRA, Britain's medical regulator, today decided studies have shown the Pfizer jab is safe and effective in people as young as 12 and said it's beneficial to vaccinate teenagers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada secures more Pfizer shots as focus shifts to second doses
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that the government will buy three million more vaccine shots from Pfizer than originally planned — an effort to secure more of the product that has become the backbone of Canada's immunization campaign. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Teens: You Got Your COVID Vaccine, What Now?
FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 -- U.S. teens are getting their COVID shots -- how does that change their daily lives? Besides letting teens resume many of their normal activities, U.S. authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people as young as 12 is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news