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‘It’s a big deal’ for America’s push to reopen, says NIH Director on Pfizer vaccine approval for adolescents

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins described the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid vaccine for kids aged 12 to 15 as “a big deal” in America’s push to reopen.  “This is exciting news,” said Collins. “We know that a million-and-a-half adolescents have been infected with Covid-19… Read More »

In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Vaccine Rollout Second Dose Outdoor Mask Guidance Josie Nixon of Denver, Colo. had to select “other” for her gender when registering for a Covid vaccine. There was no option for “transgender woman.”Credit…Caleb Alvarado for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index In Covid Vaccine… Read More »

Pfizer CEO opposes U.S. call to waive Covid vaccine patents, cites manufacturing and safety issues

Sergeant Jennifer Callender (L) of the Illinois Air National Guard administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Virginia Persha at a vaccination center established at the Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, on February 3, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | AFP | Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla warned Friday that waiving patent protections for Covid vaccines… Read More »

Lawmakers urge Biden to back ‘moral’ patent waiver to speed vaccine access

The groups delivered a petition signed by two million people, adding to separate letters already sent to US President Joe Biden by a group of senators, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, nearly 100 members of the House and 60 former heads of state and 100 Nobel Prize winners. Senator Bernie Sanders said it was… Read More »