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US clears updated Covid-19 boosters targeting newest variants

The combination aims to increase cross-protection against multiple variants. 01:52 Live seafood ‘tested’ for Covid-19 in China “It really provides the broadest opportunity for protection,” Pfizer vaccine chief Annaliesa Anderson said. The updated boosters are only for people who have already had their primary vaccinations, using the original vaccines. Doses …

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Coronavirus: nearly 10,000 Hongkongers treated with oral antivirals

Nearly 10,000 Covid-19 patients have received oral antivirals since they were introduced in Hong Kong two weeks ago as a way to reduce deaths and cases with severe symptoms, according to health authorities.Hospital Authority Chief Manager Dr Lau Ka-hin said public health facilities had administered Merck’s molnupiravir to 8,500 patients …

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BioNTech plans modular coronavirus vaccine factories in Africa

German vaccine maker BioNTech, which developed the first widely approved shot against Covid-19 together with Pfizer, unveiled plans on Wednesday to establish manufacturing facilities in Africa that would boost the availability of much-needed medicines on the continent.The modular design presented at a ceremony in Marburg, Germany, consists of shipping containers …

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Boosters work, no need for Omicron-specific jabs, says disease expert Fauci

Booster doses of currently available Covid-19 vaccines work against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and there appears to be no need for variant-specific boosters, top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday.“Our booster vaccine regimens work against Omicron. At this point, there is no need for a …

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