Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak that has already infected at least 156 people and killed 74, including in the capital Kampala. The outbreak, first detected on September 20 in a small farming town in central Uganda, is caused by a relatively rare strain of the virus for which there are no proven … Read more

Pfizer has not moved past the pandemic yet

Pfizer has not moved past the pandemic yet

Pfizer‘s PFE 3.14% stock has gone from being a star in 2021 to a pharma laggard this year. Much of that has to do with the trajectory of the pandemic. Like no other large company in the United States, Pfizer’s history has become uniquely linked to Covid-19. Its two top products, the Covid-19 vaccine and … Read more

RSV vaccine protected infants from severe cases, Pfizer study shows

RSV vaccine protected infants from severe cases, Pfizer study shows

An experimental vaccine from Pfizer Inc. significantly reduced the risk of infants developing severe cases of a respiratory virus that kills hundreds of children each year, according to the company. Among mothers who received the respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, their infants had an 81.8% lower risk of developing serious lower respiratory infections that required medical … Read more

Pfizer’s earnings are Tuesday. What to see.

Pfizer’s earnings are Tuesday.  What to see.

Pfizer is set to report earnings on Tuesday, a week and a half after an executive told investors the company was considering a list price for its Covid-19 vaccine of between $110 and $130 per adult dose, higher than analysts had expected. The surprise has prompted analysts to rethink their estimates for next year’s Covid-19 … Read more

US faces Covid, flu, RSV ‘triple epidemic’ this winter

US faces Covid, flu, RSV ‘triple epidemic’ this winter

Covid is not the only viral threat facing the US this coming winter. A “triple epidemic” that also involves influenza and RSV may soon unfold, says Dr. Ashish Jha. But there is good news: “We are not powerless in the face of it,” Jha, the White House’s Covid response coordinator, said in a Tuesday interview … Read more

The Bivalent Booster Boondoggle – WSJ

The Bivalent Booster Boondoggle – WSJ

Pfizer Vaccines. Photo: Pfizer/Associated Press The public health bureaucracy adopts yet another excessive vaccination policy. On October 12, the Food and Drug Administration approved bivalent Covid-19 boosters from Pfizer and Moderna for use in children as young as 5 and 6 years, respectively. That same day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the … Read more

CDC pushes to vaccinate toddlers again

CDC pushes to vaccinate toddlers again

Its decision to include Covid-19 shots in children’s schedules is based on too flimsy evidence.

Pfizer’s Price Hike Shot in the Arm for Vaccine Makers

Pfizer’s Price Hike Shot in the Arm for Vaccine Makers

With fewer and fewer Americans opting for Covid-19 vaccine boosters, investors had been growing increasingly skittish about vaccine-makers Pfizer Inc. PFE 4.75% and Moderna Inc. MRNA 8.40% Both stocks have underperformed their peers and are among the cheapest healthcare stocks, trading well below the industry average on a price-to-earnings basis. News late Thursday that Pfizer … Read more

Pfizer aims for Covid vaccine price of at least $110 per dosage

Pfizer aims for Covid vaccine price of at least $110 per  dosage

Pfizer Inc. gave some details about its plans to sell the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with BioNTech SE on the commercial market in the United States, saying it expects to price the shot at $110 to $130 per dose for adults. The drugmaker is still negotiating with health insurers but expects the discussions to lead … Read more

Covid Boosters are not for everyone

Covid Boosters are not for everyone

Covid vaccines are administered in Miami, August 4. Photo: Marta Lavandier/Associated Press How safe are the Covid-19 vaccines? During my leadership, the Florida Department of Health analyzed the overall mortality and cardiac mortality risk associated with Covid-19 vaccination. We found an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among men 18 to 39 … Read more