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The Covid pandemic drives Pfizer’s 2022 revenue to a record $100

Empty vials of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) children’s vaccines are pictured at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, U.S., May 19, 2022.  Hannah Beier | Reuters The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic propelled pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s earnings to a record $100 billion last year, almost $57 billion of which was driven by its vaccine and antiviral pill Paxlovid, […]

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WHO says Covid remains a global emergency but pandemic could near

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends an ACANU briefing on global health issues, including COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland, December 14, 2022.  Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization on Monday said Covid-19 remains an global health emergency as the world enters the fourth […]

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The FDA’s power to approve drugs faces sweeping challenge in

Mifepristone (Mifeprex) and Misoprostol, the two drugs used in a medication abortion, are seen at the Women’s Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 17, 2022. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is squaring off with anti-abortion physicians in an unprecedented […]

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FDA says Covid vaccines will probably get an annual update but

Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has laid out a road map for what Covid-19 vaccination may look like moving forward. In a briefing document published Monday, the FDA said the vaccines will probably need an annual update as the virus continues to evolve. The agency would select the Covid strain […]

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Where are the safest places to travel in 2023? It depends on how

From catching Covid-19 to getting caught in a blizzard, traveling can be risky business these days. But just how risky often depends on the destination — and how you define the risks. Safest cities: people’s perceptions A report published by the U.K.-based insurance company William Russell ranked the “safest cities in the world,” according to […]

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Moderna says RSV vaccine is 84% effective at preventing disease

Moderna on Tuesday said its vaccine that targets respiratory syncytial virus is effective at preventing disease in older adults. The vaccine was 83.7% effective at preventing lower respiratory tract disease, defined as two or more symptoms, in people ages 60 and older, according to the Boston biotech company. It was 82.4% effective at preventing lower […]

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CDC says it’s ‘very unlikely’ Pfizer booster carries stroke risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it is “very unlikely” the Pfizer omicron booster carries a risk of stroke for seniors after it launched an investigation into a preliminary safety concern detected by one of its monitoring systems. The CDC, in a statement posted to its website Friday, said a surveillance system […]

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Watch live: Nassau County GOP officials make ‘major announcement’

(The press conference is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if the above video doesn’t start at that time.) The Nassau County Republican Committee and dozens of local elected GOP officials from New York are making a “major announcement” on Wednesday about freshman Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y. who is under […]

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South Korea shares eye-opening Covid statistics to defend its new

South Korea on Tuesday hit back at claims that its Covid rules for Chinese travelers are “discriminatory,” saying more than half of its imported cases are coming from China. In a response to CNBC, Seung-ho Choi, a deputy director at the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said that up to 80% of “imported confirmed […]

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Chinese travelers say new restrictions are ‘unfair’ — but they’re

Travel restrictions launched in the wake of China’s border reopening may be affecting where people there are booking trips. But it’s not out of spite, said several Chinese travelers who spoke to CNBC. It’s because some countries aren’t letting them in easily, they said. ‘I think it’s unfair’ Reactions from Chinese travelers who spoke to […]