CNBC: FDA clears Moderna and Pfizer’s Covid vaccine booster shots for all U.S. adults

CNBC: FDA clears Moderna and Pfizer’s Covid vaccine booster shots for all U.S. adults. “The Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna and Pfizer’s Covid booster shots for all U.S. adults on Friday, belatedly fulfilling a critical part of the Biden administration’s plan to administer extra doses to the general public as growing data demonstrates the efficacy of vaccines wanes over time.”

New York Times: Pfizer asks the F.D.A. to authorize its Covid antiviral pill.

New York Times: Pfizer asks the F.D.A. to authorize its Covid antiviral pill.. “Pfizer has applied to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its antiviral pill to treat unvaccinated people with Covid-19 who are at high risk of becoming severely ill, the company said on Tuesday. The drug, which will be sold under the brand name Paxlovid, could become available within weeks if authorization is granted. It is meant to be dispensed by pharmacies and taken at home.”

WRAL: Is my immunity waning? Doctors advise Pfizer vaccine recipients not to worry

WRAL: Is my immunity waning? Doctors advise Pfizer vaccine recipients not to worry. “There’s little doubt now — study after study, in real life and in lab dishes, in the US and elsewhere — that people’s immunity starts to wane just months after they finish the two-dose series of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. While getting two doses of vaccine creates a strong immune response that reduces the risk of severe disease by more than 90%, the protection against milder and asymptomatic infections drops off gradually.”

CNN: Studies confirm waning immunity from Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

CNN: Studies confirm waning immunity from Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. “Two real-world studies published Wednesday confirm that the immune protection offered by two doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine drops off after two months or so, although protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death remains strong. The studies, from Israel and from Qatar and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, support arguments that even fully vaccinated people need to maintain precautions against infection.”

Mississippi Free Press: Pfizer Asks FDA To Authorize COVID Vaccine For Children 5 to 11 After Positive Trials

Mississippi Free Press: Pfizer Asks FDA To Authorize COVID Vaccine For Children 5 to 11 After Positive Trials. “Pfizer and BioNTech have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve their COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5 to 11, Pfizer announced this morning. If the FDA approves an emergency use authorization, it would be the first time a COVID-19 vaccine was available for children younger than 12.”

CBS News: Pfizer is testing a pill to ward off COVID-19

CBS News: Pfizer is testing a pill to ward off COVID-19. “Pfizer said Monday that it is now testing a pill that could help people ward off COVID-19 if a close contact, such as family member, gets the virus. The drugmaker said it is looking at the efficacy of the pill as used in combination with a low dose of the HIV drug ritonavir in people who are at least 18 years old and live in the same household with someone who has COVID-19.”

Washington Post: U.S. to buy hundreds of millions more doses of Pfizer vaccine to donate to the world

Washington Post: U.S. to buy hundreds of millions more doses of Pfizer vaccine to donate to the world. “The Biden administration is buying hundreds of millions more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to donate to the world, according to two people familiar with the deal, as the United States looks to increase efforts to share vaccine with the global population. The administration is expected to purchase 500 million doses, but the terms are not finalized, said the people with knowledge of the deal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the donation.”