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Scientist who helped develop Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine agrees third shot is needed as immunity wanes

The chief medical officer of BioNTech told CNBC on Wednesday that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes, agreeing with previous comments made by Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Dr. Ozlem Tureci, co-founder and CMO of BioNTech, which developed a Covid vaccine with Pfizer, said… Read More »

Journalists Unpack Patchwork Vaccine Rollout, Rapid Covid Tests and More

California Healthline correspondent Rachel Bluth unpacked California’s newly expanded vaccine eligibility rules and the state’s vaccine appointment website on KALW’s “Your Call” on Thursday. California Healthline correspondent Angela Hart discussed California cities’ experiment with city-managed homeless camps on KQED’s “Forum” on Thursday. Midwest editor and correspondent Laura Ungar joined a covid-19 reporter’s roundtable on Illinois… Read More »

Cruise line CEOs met with White House Covid team, pressed for U.S. sailings to resume, sources say

Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Sea cruise ship is docked at PortMiami on March 2, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images In a meeting with the White House’s Covid response team and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CEOs of Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean made their case… Read More »

Harvard Medical School expert explains ‘long COVID’

As public health officials race to vaccinate Americans amid the rapid spread of viral variants, physicians and scientists are turning their attention to a growing population of those who seem locked into COVID-19’s misery months after the acute phase has passed. These so-called “COVID long-haulers” or sufferers of “long COVID” are those who continue to… Read More »

White House says U.S. is working to accelerate doses of Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines

RN Courtney Senechal unpacks a special refrigerated box of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines as she prepared to ready more supply for use at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is working to accelerate doses of the Pfizer–BioNTech and… Read More »