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A nurse reaches for a vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday rejected a plan to administer booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s
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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015. Brendan McDermid | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – A former Theranos scientist testified Friday that Elizabeth Holmes pressured her to validate blood test results from the company’s Edison machine to speed up a
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A key Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee is meeting Friday to debate and vote on Pfizer and BioNTech‘s application to offer booster shots to the general public. The vote by the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee comes as some scientists — including at least two who are leaving the FDA over pressure from the
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes arrives at Robert F. Peckham U.S. Courthouse for opening arguments in her trial, in San Jose, California, September 8, 2021. Peter DaSilva | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Elizabeth Holmes was the founder and face of Theranos, but when it came to the company’s laboratory, she relied on her highly qualified
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A healthcare worker administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a senior living facility in Worcester, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Hannah Beier | Bloomberg | Getty Images Side effects from Covid booster shots are similar to those felt after the second dose and are more likely to affect younger
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Sajid Javid, U.K. health secretary, left, and Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, during a news conference inside number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Neil Hall | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Tuesday outlined the government’s fall-winter plan to tackle the coronavirus crisis,
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A pharmacist administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a customer at a pharmacy in Livonia, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images An expert review of scientific evidence to date has concluded that Covid-19 vaccine booster shots are not needed at this time for
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Pool | Reuters LONDON — Dr. Anthony Fauci has outlined three key reasons supporting the case for
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Vials of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine. Johnson & Johnson via Reuters The World Health Organization condemned wealthy nations for stockpiling coronavirus vaccines, treatments and protective equipment, adding that their failure to fairly distribute those resources is fueling Covid outbreaks worldwide.   The criticism from two of the WHO’s top epidemiologists came
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WOODSIDE, CALIF. — On the same day that former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was granted a delay in her criminal fraud trial due to a pregnancy, her partner was issued a traffic citation. William “Billy” Evans received a citation on March 17 for “failure to display license place,” according to San Mateo County court records.
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Volunteers are trained by St John Ambulance instructors in the correct use of PPE during their course to administer Covid-19 vaccines at Manchester United Football Club on January 30, 2021 in Manchester, England. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images When coronavirus vaccines were developed, trialed and authorized for emergency use in record
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American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will no longer cover Covid-19 quarantine time for employees who aren’t vaccinated against the virus, the latest push
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A woman sorting medicine in the pharmacy of the Yueyang Hospital, part of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Shanghai. JOHANNES EISELE | AFP | Getty Images China’s health-care sector will probably be the next to fall under scrutiny, analysts warn, as the country’s regulators crack down on everything from tech to education
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In this article PFIZER-IN Juan Rodriguez (L) reacts while receiving Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine administered by vocational nurse Christina Garibay at a Skid Row community outreach event where Covid-19 vaccines and testing were offered in Los Angeles, California on August 22, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Covid-19 vaccines are
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Taiwan is banking on a homegrown Covid-19 shot to speed up its inoculation program as the island and many countries struggle to secure vaccine deliveries from major drug companies. The locally produced Covid vaccine from Medigen Vaccine Biologics was rolled out last week, with President Tsai Ing-wen receiving her first shot of the two-dose vaccine
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An Israeli man receives a third shot of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as country launches booster shots for over 30-year-olds, in Rishon Lezion, Israel August 24, 2021. Nir Elias | Reuters Israeli lawmakers are keen to avoid another lockdown after overseeing one of the world’s fastest vaccination drives. New daily coronavirus infections, however, have just
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, arrives for motion hearing on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the U.S. District Court House inside Robert F. Peckham Federal Building in San Jose, California. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images In a bombshell revelation just days before her criminal fraud trial, defense attorneys for Elizabeth
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US President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden said U.S. regulators are looking at administering Covid-19 booster shots five months after people finish their primary immunizations, moving
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SINGAPORE — It is important to know the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic — but that’s not possible without “radical and complete transparency,” said Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. “Let me speak as a scientist, or as a doctor: What we need is radical and complete transparency. Without everyone sharing the data and being able
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When Covid-19 cases soared nationwide during the first few months of the pandemic, Amelia Catacutan said that her mental health was at an “all-time low.” Catacutan, a Filipino-American college student entering her sophomore year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said it was hard to cope with the social isolation, virtual learning environment and anxiety over
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