CDC panel unanimously endorses Moderna and J&J Covid boosters, sending to director for final approval

An influential Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended boosters of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccines, sending it to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for final approval. The agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting recommended the Moderna booster for elderly people and at-risk adults six months after …

CDC says these are the most common side effects people report after getting Moderna, J&J boosters

A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The Centers for …

Google is still ‘all in’ on health care: Chief health officer Karen DeSalvo

Alphabet‘s Google is “still all in on health,” according to its chief health officer, despite the demise of its recent attempt at a formalized business unit for the health-care sector. The tech giant founded Google Health in 2018 and at one point grew it to 500 employees, but dissolved the unit in August. The department …

Watch live: CDC panel to vote on Moderna and J&J Covid booster shots

[The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is meeting Thursday to discuss booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson‘s vaccine as well as whether people can …

FDA clears Moderna and J&J Covid boosters, allows ‘mix and match’ shots

The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night authorized booster shots of both Johnson & Johnson and Moderna’s Covid vaccines, another critical step in distributing extra doses to tens of millions of people. At the same time, U.S. regulators also authorized “mixing and matching” vaccines, allowing Americans to get a booster shot that’s a different vaccine …

WHO warns of rise in Covid cases across Europe for third consecutive week as restrictions are eased

A Covid patient breathes oxygen through a mask at the sub-intensive care unit of the Casalpalocco hospital, south of Rome, on October 13, 2021. Alberto Pizzoli | AFP | Getty Images Covid cases in Europe have increased for the third consecutive week, World Health Organization officials said at a briefing Wednesday, urging caution as temperatures …

How rising UK Covid cases could be ‘a compelling argument for boosters’

Former Obama White House policy director Dr. Kavita Patel explained why the surging number of Covid cases in the United Kingdom could be a compelling argument for booster shots.  “What’s happening is … this real world experiment where the efficacy of AstraZeneca is decreasing, and they haven’t rolled out their boosters,” Patel said during a …

CDC study shows Pfizer Covid vaccine is 93% effective against hospitalization in 12- to 18-year-olds

Dr. Salma Elfaki examines 16-year-old Diego Alvarez, a patient in a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial for adolescents being conducted by Accel Research Sites with Nona Pediatric Center in Orlando, Florida, September 25, 2021. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is 93% effective at protecting against hospitalization in …

J&J Covid vaccine adds $502 million to third-quarter sales

Johnson & Johnson said it sold $502 million of its Covid-19 vaccine in the third quarter, in its earnings report Tuesday that beat Wall Street’s profit expectations. Here’s how J&J did compared with what Wall Street expected, according to average estimates compiled by Refinitiv: Adjusted EPS: $2.60 per share vs $2.35 expected. Revenue: $23.34 billion …

Colin Powell was vaccinated against Covid, but suffered from a cancer that makes the shots less effective

Colin Powell, 84, died Monday morning due to complications from Covid-19 even though he was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement. The former secretary of State’s death has led some to ask why they should bother getting vaccinated when there is still a chance they could get severely ill or die. Health experts …