Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Pfizer

WHO adds Pfizer’s 2-drug antiviral Paxlovid to Covid recommendations for high-risk patients

WHO Guideline Development Group recommends oral drug Paxlovid for patients with non-severe Covid-19 who are at high risk of hospitalisation.

Pfizer’s combo drug Paxlovid could reduce risk of severe Covid by 89%, shows trial in US

Pfizer researchers conducted phase 2/3 clinical trial among unvaccinated Covid patients who had symptoms but weren’t in hospital, and were at high risk of disease becoming severe.

Pfizer begins making hybrid Covid vaccine that targets Omicron & original virus

Pfizer will evaluate the new formulation against an Omicron-specific shot, and determine which is best suited to move forward by March, the drug giant’s CEO Albert Bourla said.

US clears Merck’s Covid pill as it weighs how to ration Pfizer drug

Regulators are signaling they prefer Pfizer’s pill, which they’ve bought more of, but the US will have a lot more early on of Merck’s pill, which is 'better' than no treatment.

Booster dose of 6 Covid vaccines is safe, increases immunity, shows study in Lancet

The study looked at safety, immune response and side-effects of seven vaccines — Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax, Janssen, Moderna, Valneva and Curevac.

Drug-resistant infections are becoming increasingly common. Here’s how we can fight it

The lack of appropriate access to medicines gives pathogens an opportunity to infect more people and develop resistance.

Pfizer asks US FDA to authorise Covid booster shots for all adults

Pfizer submitted data from a large trial showing that an additional dose is highly effective at preventing infection.

UK reduces booking time for Covid booster shots by a month to ramp up vaccine rollout

All aged above 50 years and those at most risk from Covid will be able to book their appointment after five months rather than waiting for six months.

Falsified data, inadequately trained vaccinators: BMJ flags Pfizer vaccine trial ‘violations’

An estimated 418.41 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered across the world, as of 3 November. India hasn’t given approval to the vaccine.

US authorises Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

President Joe Biden’s administration has said they have enough vaccines for all 28 million kids in the 5 to 11 age group, and they are ready to ship the shots.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.