Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine partially protective against Omicron – Bloomberg News

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine partially protective against Omicron - Bloomberg News

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are pictured in a vaccination centre in Geneva, Switzerland, February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseDec 7 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of the coronavirus can partially evade the protection from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and partner BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing the research head of a laboratory at … Read more

COVID live updates: Epidemiologists hope approval of Pfizer vaccine for children will reduce infection risk before new school year

COVID live updates: Epidemiologists hope approval of Pfizer vaccine for children will reduce infection risk before new school year

Live updatesPinnedToday’s case numbersThis section will be updated throughout the day. If you don’t see your state or territory yet, don’t worry — case numbers often filter in throughout the day.Victoria:New South Wales:Queensland:South Australia:Tasmania:ACT:Western Australia:Northern Territory:15m ago15 minutes agoSun 5 Dec 2021 at 8:59pmBy Bridget JuddDavid Littleproud: State and territory leaders should hold their nerve … Read more

Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-January | Vaccines and immunisation

Australian children aged five to 11 could receive the Pfizer vaccine against Covid as soon as 10 January, following provisional approval by the country’s drugs regulator.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) green light, announced by the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, on Sunday will likely be followed by an independent recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory … Read more

Pfizer COVID pill benefited from research on SARS : Shots

Pfizer COVID pill benefited from research on SARS : Shots

Scientists at Pfizer’s research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP hide caption toggle caption Stew Milne/AP Scientists at Pfizer’s research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP Two new drugs are awaiting authorization from the Food and Drug … Read more

Omicron variant: Will the COVID-19 Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines protect you?

New data reveals how much protection COVID-19 jabs are giving people in NSW

The Omicron variant has been generating anxiety across the world since being declared a COVID-19 variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) over the weekend.While scientists do not know a lot about this strain yet — and it may be less severe than Delta — it is believed to be more transmissible than previous variants.It … Read more

Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

It’s been nearly a year since the first vaccines for the coronavirus were administered, promising a way out of a horrid pandemic that has, at the time of publication, claimed the lives of more than 5.1 million people globally. On their own, vaccines haven’t been enough to end the pandemic—thanks primarily to hesitancy and the … Read more

Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer deal would allow experimental covid-19 pill to be manufactured around the world

Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer deal would allow experimental covid-19 pill to be manufactured around the world

“This license is so important because, if authorized or approved, this oral drug is particularly well-suited for low- and middle-income countries and could play a critical role in saving lives, contributing to global efforts to fight the current pandemic,” said Charles Gore, executive director of Medicines Patent Pool, a nonprofit group focused on access to … Read more

Pfizer to allow generic versions of its COVID-19 pill in 95 countries

Pfizer to allow generic versions of its COVID-19 pill in 95 countries

A 3D printed Pfizer logo is placed near medicines from the same manufacturer in this illustration taken September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationNov 16 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Tuesday it will allow generic manufacturers to supply its experimental antiviral COVID-19 pill to 95 low- and middle-income countries through a licensing agreement with international … Read more

8 lingering questions about the new Covid pills from Merck and Pfizer

8 lingering questions about the new Covid pills from Merck and Pfizer

The past two months have brought extremely good news in the fight against Covid-19. Two different oral treatments have proved effective at both preventing people newly diagnosed with Covid-19 from entering the hospital and from dying. “We’re accelerating our path out of this pandemic,” President Biden said after data on the second Covid pill became … Read more

Pfizer, Moderna Execs Explore COVID-19 Vaccines and CV Health at AHA

Pfizer, Moderna Execs Explore COVID-19 Vaccines and CV Health at AHA

Cases of myocarditis following a COVID-19 vaccine are rare, typically mild, and tend to resolve quickly—a far cry from myocarditis and other complications that stem from the virus itself, according to an expert taking part in a discussion on mRNA vaccines and cardiovascular (CV) health Saturday during the 2021 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions.Biykem … Read more

Pfizer applies for COVID-19 vaccine approval for 5-11 year olds in Japan – World

Pfizer applies for COVID-19 vaccine approval for 5-11 year olds in Japan - World

TOKYO: Pfizer Inc has applied for approval from Japan’s health ministry to use COVID-19 vaccines on children aged 5 to 11, it said in a statement released on Wednesday. Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine, developed in partnership with BioNTech, was the first COVID-19 vaccine approved for Japan’s general public in February. COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna and … Read more

Latest news updates: Pfizer asks US drugs regulator to widen Covid booster eligibility to all adults

Latest news updates: Pfizer asks US drugs regulator to widen Covid booster eligibility to all adults

European equities and Wall Street stock futures drifted on Tuesday as caution ahead of US inflation data tempered a long winning streak for equities. The Stoxx Europe 600, which has closed higher for 13 of the past 15 trading sessions and hit its latest all-time high on Monday, was flat in early dealings.Futures contracts on … Read more

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

U.S. job growth regains momentumPfizer jumps after positive COVID-19 antiviral pill dataTravel stocks lead market gainsPfizer news hits competitors, vaccine stocksIndexes: Dow up 0.25%, S&P up 0.12%, Nasdaq down 0.09%Nov 5 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow rose modestly to record highs on Friday following a strong U.S. jobs report and positive data for … Read more

Pfizer Covid pills highly effective at preventing deaths, trial suggests | Pfizer

Pfizer has said that its experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 cut rates of hospital admission and death by nearly 90%, as the drugmaker joins the race to bring the first easy-to-use medication against the coronavirus to the US market.Currently all Covid treatments used in the US require an IV or injection. Competitor Merck’s Covid pill … Read more

Pfizer raises 2021 sales forecast for Covid vaccine to $36bn

Pfizer raises 2021 sales forecast for Covid vaccine to $36bn

Pfizer has more than doubled the 2021 sales forecast for its Covid-19 vaccine since February and predicted another bumper year in 2022 as it expands global distribution and begins shipping jabs for boosters and children.The US company said on Tuesday that it expected to generate $36bn in sales this year and $29bn in 2022, underlining … Read more

Latest news updates: Pfizer lifts 2021 Covid vaccine sales outlook to $36bn

Latest news updates: Pfizer lifts 2021 Covid vaccine sales outlook to $36bn

The month of October marked further signs of progress for the US as it seeks to bring its most recent wave of the coronavirus pandemic under control.National trends in infections, hospitalisations and deaths have been in decline, while the vaccination rollout has been given an additional recent lift with commencement of the Covid-19 booster shot … Read more

COVID updates: Queensland Health tracking down people who may have accidentally been given ultra-low Pfizer dose at pop-up vaccine clinic

COVID updates: Queensland Health tracking down people who may have accidentally been given ultra-low Pfizer dose at pop-up vaccine clinic

COVID vaccine developer refusing jab because he’s had his ownAAPAdelaide medical researcher Nikolai Petrovsky has developed and administered his own COVID-19 vaccine and says he is facing the sack because of his refusal to get one of the TGA-approved ones.The director of endocrinology at Flinders Medical Centre has developed a vaccine candidate, COVAX-19, which completed phase 1 trials in … Read more

US authorises Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

US authorises Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11

US Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 and above. Photo: fileWASHINGTON: In a first, the United States (US) Friday authorised the Pfizer Covid vaccine for children between 5 to 11 years of age, paving the way for 28 million young Americans to soon get immunized.The decision came after … Read more

FDA scientists say benefits of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine ‘clearly outweigh’ the risks for children ages 5 to 11

FDA scientists say benefits of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine 'clearly outweigh' the risks for children ages 5 to 11

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration presented an analysis late Friday showing that the protection offered to children between the ages of 5 and 11 by the Covid vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech “would clearly outweigh” the risk of myocarditis, a heart-related side effect, that the vaccine appears to cause. The FDA’s analysis … Read more

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.7pc efficacy in children

Covid-19 claims eight more lives, infects 555 others

WASHINGTON: Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got Covid-19, compared with three who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.Because more than twice as many children in the 2,268-participant trial were given the vaccine than placebo, that equates to better than 90% efficacy. … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Murupara doesn’t want Pfizer vaccine, kaumātua says

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Murupara doesn't want Pfizer vaccine, kaumātua says

Kahu18 Oct, 2021 07:18 AM3 minutes to readThe town of Murupara has the lowest vaccination rate in the country. Video / Māori TelevisionOriginally published by Māori TelevisionA Murupara kaumātua says he and other local Māori don’t want the Pfizer vaccine and are waiting for other vaccines they think will be more effective.The central North Island … Read more

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Nearly a million Pfizer Covid vaccine doses are due to expire by the end of the January, but Medsafe says the vials will be used “well before” then. As many as 55,770 vials of Pfizer – each containing up to six doses – are due to expire before the end of the year. Another 101,790 … Read more

Pfizer Covid booster recipients ‘want a normal Thanksgiving’ after getting third shots

Pfizer Covid booster recipients 'want a normal Thanksgiving' after getting third shots

Lalain Reyeg administers a COVID-19 booster vaccine and an influenza vaccine to Army veteran Gary Nasakaitis at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on September 24, 2021 in Hines, Illinois.Scott Olson | Getty ImagesMassachusetts resident Preston Alexander, 66, was elated when he found out last week he was eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s … Read more

Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccine Trial : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids' COVID-19 Vaccine Trial : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pfizer and BioNTech say they will submit a formal request for emergency use authorization of the vaccine in young children “in the coming weeks,” as they share data with the FDA about trials for kids from 5 up to 12. Here, a healthcare worker administers a dose of the vaccine to an older child at … Read more

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 27 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it has started a mid-to-late-stage study testing its investigational oral antiviral drug, to be co-administered with HIV drug ritonavir, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection.Reporting … Read more

Mexico to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on at-risk kids

Mexico to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on at-risk kids

Ely Herrera, a health worker, injects a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination program at Lear Corporation in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezMEXICO CITY, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The COVID-19 vaccine by U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer (PFE.N) will be the only one used in Mexico … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more