FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that works with one dose, the AP reported. In addition to Moderna and Pfizer’s double-dose vaccine, this is the third vaccine approved to prevent the coronavirus in the U.S. The FDA said J&J’s vaccine offers strong protection against serious illness, hospitalizations and death.…Continue Reading

FDA approves Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a single-dose Johnson & Johnson  Covid jab for use, adding a third vaccine to the US fight against the pandemic.Health experts are anxiously awaiting a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations, as they race against a virus that already has killed more than 510,000 people in the US and is mutating…Continue Reading

U.K. Approves Trials That Will Infect Volunteers With Coronavirus

LONDON—U.K. medical-ethics authorities gave the go-ahead Wednesday to controversial trials that will deliberately infect young, healthy volunteers with coronavirus with the aim of better understanding the virus’s impact on the human body and speeding vaccine development. The trials, called human challenge trials, will be the first in the world targeting Covid-19 and will initially involve…Continue Reading

China Approves Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine For Mass Rollout

The vaccine, called CoronaVac, uses a chemically inactivated version of the virus to trigger an immune response. (Source: Sinovac Biotech) China has given conditional approval for the general public use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech, making it the second home-made vaccine to get the green light for mass inoculation. The vaccine, called…Continue Reading

China Approves Sinovac Vaccine for Broad Use Against Covid-19

HONG KONG—China’s drug regulator has given provisional approval to a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinovac Biotech Ltd., which has faced questions over its vaccine efficacy due to a lack of transparency around clinical trial data. China’s National Medical Products Administration, the country’s top drug regulator, approved Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine on Friday, according to…Continue Reading

Senate Approves Budget to Move Forward with Biden’s Stimulus Plan without GOP Support

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer meet with Democratic senators to discuss efforts to pass coronavirus relief legislation at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 3, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) The Senate voted 51-50 to approve a budget resolution early Friday morning to fast track the passage of…Continue Reading

House Approves $5,000 Fine For Lawmakers Who Refuse To Walk Through Metal Detectors

Topline As Congress continues to reel from the attack on the Capitol last month, the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to place hefty fines on lawmakers who refuse to comply with metal detectors before entering the House floor. Wearing a face mask to reduce the risk posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Speaker of…Continue Reading

FDA approves AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its emergency use authorization (EUA) approval to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine made by British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca. During the Laging Handa media briefing on Thursday, FDA Director-General Rolando Enrique Domingo said that the interim data for AZD1222 from its ongoing phase three trials had an efficacy…Continue Reading

FDA Approves Monthly Injectable HIV Drug Combo

The United States Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Cabenuva, a once a month injectable drug combination with cabotegravir and rilpivirine, for the treatment of HIV in adults.  “Currently, the standard of care for patients with HIV includes patients taking daily pills to adequately manage their condition. This approval will allow some patients the…Continue Reading

Australia approves Pfizer Covid vaccine; inoculations to begin next month

The Therapeutic Goods Administration on Monday gave provisional approval for people aged 16 and over to use the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech Topics Coronavirus | Coronavirus Vaccine | Australia AP  |  Sydney  Last Updated at January 25, 2021 07:49 IST The regulator said priority would be given to groups that include aged-care residents and workers, frontline healthcare…Continue Reading

EU approves German coronavirus state aid scheme

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: EU Commissioners Vestager and Breton conclude news conference in Brussels BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Thursday it had approved the German government’s 12-billion-euro scheme to compensate companies for damages incurred due to coronavirus lockdowns last year. The Commission, which monitors to ensure that governments do not unfairly help…Continue Reading