Moderna stated that it has completed the FDA’s full approval application for its COVID vaccine, which is sold as Spikevax abroad.
Not to be outdone, Pfizer and BioNTech stated that they will submit the remaining data before this weekend to approve their COVID booster injection.
Speaking of boosters, the third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may start 6 months after the last dose instead of the previously announced 8 months. (Wall Street Journal)
The newly appointed Governor of New York State Kathy Hochul (D) stated that the state will officially announce the nearly 12,000 COVID death cases not counted by her predecessor-however, these numbers are already included in the CDC statistics, and the tracker is as follows Show. (Associated Press)
As of 8 am Eastern Time on Thursday, the number of unofficial COVID-19 deaths in the United States reached 38,225,849 and 632,283 deaths, an increase of 148,326 and 1,445 respectively from this time yesterday.
The death toll includes a 32-year-old unvaccinated pregnant nurse in Alabama who died after being hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this month; her unborn child also died. (NBC News)
Following the surge in cases in Texas, the National Rifle Association cancelled its annual meeting in Houston in early September. (NBC News)
The updated NIH guidelines for severe COVID-19 now say that intravenous sarilumab (Kevzara) and tofacitinib (Xeljanz) can be used in combination with dexamethasone, respectively, as tocilumab (Actemra) and baritinib (Olumiant) Alternatives, if any of them are not available.
At the same time, the agency also held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Southeast Asia office in Vietnam.
Ascendis Pharma announced that in a series of FDA news, the long-acting prodrug of growth hormone-lonapegsomatropin (Skytrofa)-was approved as the first weekly treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children aged 1 year and older.
Servier Pharmaceuticals stated that ivosidenib (Tibsovo) can be used as a second-line treatment for adults with IDH1 mutations in advanced cholangiocarcinoma.
The FDA has assigned a Class I designation to the recall of certain repaired BD Alaris infusion pumps because a broken or detached baffle post in the device may cause interruption, under-delivery, or over-delivery of fluid to the patient.
They said to check your N95 to make sure they are not made by Shanghai Dasheng, because the company’s masks are no longer authorized for use due to poor quality control.
Want to impress your fans on social media with the Milk Box Challenge? Don’t do this, an Atlanta plastic surgeon said he warned that it could lead to lifelong debilitating injuries. (NBC News)
In terms of mental health, President Biden signed a bill to allow veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to train and adopt service dogs. (Military’s star badge and armband)
CDC’s latest data shows that more than 60% of the eligible U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID. Here is how a health system can track those who slip through the gaps in vaccination campaigns. (statistics)
The Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System stated that as a condition of employment, it will require all its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-October.
At the same time, Delta Air Lines will charge a fine of $200 a month to unvaccinated workers to increase the vaccination rate. (Bloomberg method)
Online advertisements targeting conservatives tout that the COVID vaccine is “trusted by the US military” and is “a shot to restore our freedom.” (Houston Chronicle)
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Post time: Sep-22-2021