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

GOP outlook rises amid economic pessimism, WSJ poll finds

GOP outlook rises amid economic pessimism, WSJ poll finds

Voters are giving Republicans a late boost in support just before the midterm elections, as pessimism about the economy and the direction of the country jump to year-highs, a new Wall Street Journal poll shows. The survey, conducted about two weeks before Election Day, suggests that abortion rights are less important in electoral decisions than … 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

Michigan Republicans show how to lose on abortion

Michigan Republicans show how to lose on abortion

Michigan voters may be about to approve an abortion law that would be among the most permissive in the country. If they do, the reason will be a combination of the dishonesty of proponents and the negligence of opponents. The end of Roe v. Wade has yet to change anything in the Wolverine State. A … Read more

Biden’s Losing Midterm Message for Democrats

Biden’s Losing Midterm Message for Democrats

Over the past week, President Biden laid out his party’s closing campaign message, providing Democratic candidates with a template to help them power through the election’s final days. It wasn’t pretty. Mr. Biden began with a Democratic National Committee event at Washington’s Howard Theatre on Oct. 18, telling the crowd, “The first bill that I … Read more

Tim Ryan’s ‘Moderate’ Con in Ohio Senate Race

Tim Ryan’s ‘Moderate’ Con in Ohio Senate Race

Of all political species, few get more coverage than the moderate Democrat. Like the elusive yeti of the Himalayas, there are plenty of alleged sightings – but little in the way of hard evidence. Right now, the one that is exciting, the most attention, rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio’s 13th Congressional District. He … 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.