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Fourth Shot Will be Needed as Booster Wanes: Moderna CEO

A fourth shot will be needed as the power of the booster wanes, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel stated on Thursday while addressing a Goldman Sachs healthcare conference. His comments were the first such definitive statement by Moderna regarding the need...

Moderna Says Booster Effective Against Omicron

Moderna officials stated on Monday that its booster shot appears to be effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. According to laboratory tests that have been underway, the Moderna shot will continue to be its "first line of defense...

CDC Recommends Moderna and Pfizer Over Johnson & Johnson

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended the Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines over Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. The CDC's advisers pointed to the mounting evidence that the company's vaccine has the potential to set off a...

Vaccines May be Less Effective Against Omicron, Pharma Makers Warn

Existing vaccines may be less effective against the Covid-19 Omicron variant than they are against the other variants out there, the CEO's of Moderna and Pfizer admitted on Monday. Speaking to the Financial Times, the CEO of Moderna warned that...

EU Proposes Southern Africa Travel Ban in Fear of New Variant

A so-called "emergency brake" may soon be applied in the fight against the coronavirus as the EU proposes a Southern Africa travel ban because of a new variant that has developed there. The new strain of the virus has a...

CDC Says Booster Shot Side Effects Similar to Original Vaccine

The side effects that are produced as a result of a booster shot are similar to those that occurred after original coronavirus vaccinations, according to a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC says that...

CDC Rules All Adults in Risky Work Settings Should Receive Booster Shot

In an unusual move, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) set aside the recommendation of its independent panel of experts, ruling that coronavirus booster shots using the Pfizer/BioNTech inoculation can now be officially distributed to some adults in...

Unvaccinated People 11 Times More Likely to Die from Covid-19

Reinforcing the need to vaccinate as the Delta variant of the coronavirus marches across the globe, several studies undertaken the the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that those who are unvaccinated are 11 times more likely...

Pfizer, Moderna Release Data Supporting Booster Shot

Late on Wednesday, the pharmaceutical firm Moderna released new data regarding breakthrough cases of the coronavirus that it says supports the need for a third booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine. Earlier the Pfizer Corporation had announced that evidence from Israel...

WHO Calls for Halt to Booster Shots; Delta Now 93% of Infections

WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a moratorium on vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September.