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

COVID-19 origins: Investigating a “complex and serious situation” inside a Wuhan laboratory

COVID-19 origins: Investigating a “complex and serious situation” inside a Wuhan laboratory

“A Secret Language of Chinese Officials” Toy Reid has always had a gift for language — one that would take him far from what he calls his “very blue-collar” roots in Greenville, South Carolina. In high school, Spanish came easily. At nearby Furman University, where he became the first person in his family to attend … Read more

Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated ahead of winter’s COVID-19 surge

Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated ahead of winter’s COVID-19 surge

President Joe Biden received the updated COVID-19 vaccine live on television Tuesday and urged Americans to protect themselves from the virus ahead of the expected winter surge, but stopped short of encouraging mask wearing. Biden received the latest vaccine targeting the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the omicron strain, the current versions of COVID-19 most … Read more

Hundreds of students at a San Diego high school are clamoring amid a flu outbreak

Hundreds of students at a San Diego high school are clamoring amid a flu outbreak

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the flu season has started earlywith a rash of flu-like cases reported in Texas, parts of the Southeast, New York City and Washington, DC One San Diego high school apparently has a flu outbreak, causing 1,400 students to be absent. The outbreak at … 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

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