Vaccination

US expects 100 million people vaccinated by February

The US hopes to have immunized 100 million people against COVID-19 by the end of February, a top official said Wednesday, which is approximately 40 percent of the country's adult population.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Out of many COVID-19 tests, which one to choose?

Until a vaccine is available, curbing the coronavirus pandemic relies heavily on how quickly a potentially exposed individual can be tested and quarantined. However, the current diagnostic techniques vary in reliability and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

European regulator could OK 1st COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 29

European regulators may approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech within four weeks, the EU's drug agency said Tuesday, a time frame that could mean the shot is rolled out first in the United ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

BioNTech, Pfizer ask Europe to OK vaccine for emergency use

The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for conditional approval of their coronavirus vaccine with the European Medicines Agency.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trudeau expects most of Canada to be vaccinated by September

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday he expects more than half of Canadians to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by next September after he came under criticism for saying Canadians won't be among the first to get doses.

Medications

Xofluza approved for postexposure prevention of flu

(HealthDay)—The approved indication for Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) has been expanded to include postexposure prevention of influenza for those who may have come in contact with someone who has the flu, the U.S. Food and ...

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