Eric Clapton Says He Won’t Play Venues That Require COVID Vaccines

Famed musician Eric Clapton said on Wednesday that he will not perform in any venue that requires audience-goers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honor bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on… Continue reading Eric Clapton Says He Won’t Play Venues That Require COVID Vaccines

Pfizer to make case to U.S. officials Monday on need for Covid vaccine booster shots

Pfizer is meeting with federal health officials Monday to discuss the need for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots as the pharmaceutical company prepares to seek U.S. authorization for a third shot, the company confirmed. The meeting comes amid a public dispute between the drugmaker and U.S. officials on if and when Americans will need additional doses… Continue reading Pfizer to make case to U.S. officials Monday on need for Covid vaccine booster shots

CureVac to ‘plow forward’ with Covid vaccine despite disappointing results

Tuebingen, Germany, March 12, 2020.Andreas Gebert | REUTERSCureVac plans to continue work on its Covid-19 vaccine despite disappointing clinical trial results that showed the shot is just 48% effective. The German biotech firm published its final analysis of the clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine — known as CVnCoV — on Wednesday, confirming that the… Continue reading CureVac to ‘plow forward’ with Covid vaccine despite disappointing results

Moderna asks FDA to clear Covid vaccine for adolescents 12 to 17

Moderna said it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of its Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 17. If approved by the FDA, it would likely dramatically expand the number of shots available to middle and high school students ahead of the next school year. Pfizer and German… Continue reading Moderna asks FDA to clear Covid vaccine for adolescents 12 to 17

A New Type Of COVID-19 Vaccine Could Debut Soon

A new kind of COVID-19 vaccine could be available as soon as this summer. It’s what’s known as a protein subunit vaccine. It works somewhat differently from the current crop of vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. but is based on a well-understood technology and doesn’t require special refrigeration. In general, vaccines work by… Continue reading A New Type Of COVID-19 Vaccine Could Debut Soon

EU leaders raise doubts over U.S. plan to waive Covid vaccine patents

European leaders have doubts that waiving intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, a proposal recently supported by the United States, is the way to go. Instead, they have criticized the U.S. for not exporting Covid shots. “It is not really a matter of intellectual property rights. You can give the intellectual property to labs that… Continue reading EU leaders raise doubts over U.S. plan to waive Covid vaccine patents

Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause makes it tougher to immunize hard-to-reach populations against Covid

The Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine pause may not significantly slow the overall pace of the U.S. vaccine rollout, but is making it tougher for hard-to-reach populations to get a shot. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s request on Tuesday that states temporarily halt using the J&J vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” after… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause makes it tougher to immunize hard-to-reach populations against Covid

Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

Astrazeneca’s Covid vaccine is ‘very important’ for Japan, says ministerJapan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan’s minister in charge of vaccinations. “Unless they decide otherwise, we just simply need to prepare for the… Continue reading Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy And May Protect Baby, Too

Since the pandemic began, pregnant people have faced a difficult choice: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. The risk of severe disease or even death from COVID-19 — while small — is higher during pregnancy. More than 82,000 coronavirus infections among pregnant individuals and 90 maternal deaths from the disease have been reported in the… Continue reading Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy And May Protect Baby, Too