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2 Democrats joined with every Republican senator to repeal Biden's private employer vaccine-or-test mandate

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) speaks during a news conference about Covid-19 vaccine mandates, at the U.S. Capitol December 8, 2021 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Senate voted to overturn Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses with at least 100 employees.  Every Republican senator and two Democratic senators supported the resolution reversing the federal mandate.  The Biden administration insists the policy is necessary to increase vaccination rates and slow the ...
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Covid news live: England moves to ‘plan B’; three Pfizer shots can ‘neutralise’ Omicron, lab tests show

British prime minister Boris Johnson has rushed forward new Covid restrictions amid fears of an exponential rise in the Omicron variant; Pfizer says third jab increases antibodies by factor of 25What new Covid restrictions are coming into force in England?Three Pfizer jabs likely to protect against Omicron, tests suggestFinnish PM apologises for staying out clubbing despite Covid exposureAnger as Jair Bolsonaro to allow unvaccinated visitors into BrazilModerna or Novavax after AstraZeneca jab co...
Tags: South Korea, England, UK News, World news, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Novavax, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


Covid news: UK reports 51,342 new infections; vaccines protect against new variant – as it happened

Latest figures come amid concern over spread of Omicron variant; Pfizer says third jab increased antibodies by factor of 25Three Pfizer jabs likely to protect against Omicron, tests suggestFinnish PM apologises for staying out clubbing despite Covid exposureWhy is there a row in the UK about Boris Johnson and Christmas parties?Anger as Jair Bolsonaro to allow unvaccinated visitors into BrazilModerna or Novavax after AstraZeneca jab confers high immunity: studyGermany reported 69,601 cases of Cov...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Novavax, Robert Koch Institute, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


Three doses of Pfizer vaccine likely to protect against Omicron infection, tests suggest

Initial findings indicate stark reduction in protection against new Covid variant from two vaccine dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are likely to protect against infection with the Omicron variant but two doses may not, according to laboratory data that will increase pressure to speed up booster programmes.Tests using antibodies in blood samples have given some of the first insights into how far Omicron escapes immunity, ...
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'Our best defense': Pfizer says third dose of its COVID vaccine protects against omicron

A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appears to be as effective against omicron as two doses were against the original variant.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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UK Covid live: Met police will not investigate No 10 Christmas party allegations

Latest updates: Scotland Yard cites ‘absence of evidence’, as PM triggers plan B Covid restrictionsFull story: PM triggers plan B Covid measures in EnglandAllegra Stratton resigns after No 10 Christmas party videoJohnson ‘apologises unreservedly’ over Christmas party videoThree Pfizer jabs likely to protect against Omicron, tests suggestDowning Street sources are saying this morning that “no decisions have been made” on a move to plan B. But, frankly, an FT story carries more credibility in the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Pfizer, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Ben Riley Smith, Patrick Vallance, Sayeeda Warsi


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson announces plan B restrictions, including work from home and tighter mask rules

Latest updates: PM brings in stricter Covid restrictions to combat spread of Omicron variantFull story: PM triggers plan B Covid measures in EnglandAllegra Stratton resigns after No 10 Christmas party videoJohnson ‘apologises unreservedly’ over Christmas party videoThree Pfizer jabs likely to protect against Omicron, tests suggestDowning Street sources are saying this morning that “no decisions have been made” on a move to plan B. But, frankly, an FT story carries more credibility in the Westmin...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Pfizer, Pmqs, Keir Starmer, Ben Riley Smith, Patrick Vallance, Sayeeda Warsi


Pfizer: 3 doses improves protection against Omicron

Preliminary lab studies show two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may not provide sufficient protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant, but three doses are able to neutralize it, the companies said in a news release on Wednesday.
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Covid live: UK reports 51,342 new infections; three Pfizer shots can ‘neutralise’ Omicron, lab tests show

Latest figures come amid concern over spread of Omicron variant; Pfizer says third jab increased antibodies by factor of 25Three Pfizer jabs likely to protect against Omicron, tests suggestWhy is there a row in the UK about Boris Johnson and Christmas parties?Anger as Jair Bolsonaro to allow unvaccinated visitors into BrazilUK races to deliver booster jabs before Omicron takes holdModerna or Novavax after AstraZeneca jab confers high immunity: studyGermany reported 69,601 cases of Covid-19 and 5...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Novavax, Robert Koch Institute, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, COVID


Senate expected to vote to overturn Biden vaccine mandate for businesses as soon as today

• Pfizer says protection against Omicron improves with 3 doses • Analysis: The vaccination map looks almost exactly like the election map
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Protection against Omicron coronavirus variant improves with three vaccine doses, Pfizer says

Preliminary lab studies show two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may not provide sufficient protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant, but three doses are able to neutralize it, the companies said in a news release on Wednesday.
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Pfizer says third dose of its vaccine offers protection against omicron: Latest COVID-19 updates

Three doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine provide more robust protection than two against the omicron variant. Latest updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Pfizer says protection against Omicron improves with 3 doses

• Opinion: 'Twindemic' fears are back • This Midwest state is a Covid hotspot right now
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Covid: Pfizer says booster shot promising against Omicron

The company says a third dose of its vaccine could improve protection against the new variant.
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Covid live: Omicron spreading in UK ‘much faster’ than other variants, PM says; three Pfizer shots can ‘neutralise’ Omicron, lab tests show

Boris Johnson says Omicron infecting people ‘much faster’ than previous iterations of virus; Pfizer says third jab increased antibodies by factor of 25Omicron can partially evade Covid vaccine protection, study findsUK races to deliver booster jabs before Omicron takes holdModerna or Novavax after AstraZeneca jab confers high immunity: studyUp to 6m eligible Britons may not have had a jab. Who are they?China shifts Africa approach from debt to vaccine diplomacyGermany reported 69,601 cases of Co...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Novavax, Robert Koch Institute, Coronavirus


Pfizer Says COVID-19 Booster Offers Protection Against Omicron

"It’s clear from these preliminary data that protection is maximized with a third dose of our vaccine,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said.
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Two vaccine doses may not provide sufficient protection against Omicron coronavirus variant, but protection improves with three doses, Pfizer says

Preliminary lab studies show two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may not provide sufficient protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant, but three doses are able to neutralize it, the companies said in a news release on Wednesday.
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Testing in 12 people fully vaccinated with Pfizer showed the variant could evade immune protection built by the vaccine -- but not completely

The Omicron coronavirus variant partly escapes the protection offered by the Pfizer vaccine, but people who have been previously infected and then vaccinated are likely to be well protected, researchers working in South Africa reported Tuesday.
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Scott Morrison moves to rein in Gerard Rennick after senator says Pfizer for children is ‘completely irresponsible’

Rennick’s social media posts on adverse vaccine events are ‘as far away from science as possible’, AMA vice-president saysGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesScott Morrison has urged Gerard Rennick to listen to medical experts after the Liberal senator labelled the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 “completely irresponsible”.Rennick has experienced a meteoric rise in reach on Facebook, adding 70,...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Melbourne, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Ama, Morrison, Rennick, Coronavirus, Gerard Rennick


Omicron coronavirus variant partly evades Pfizer vaccine's protection, study shows

The Omicron coronavirus variant partly escapes the protection offered by the Pfizer vaccine, but people who have been previously infected and then vaccinated are likely to be well protected, researchers working in South Africa reported Tuesday.
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Omicron coronavirus variant partly evades Pfizer vaccine's protection, study shows

The Omicron coronavirus variant partly escapes the protection offered by the Pfizer vaccine, but people who have been previously infected and then vaccinated are likely to be well protected, researchers working in South Africa reported Tuesday.
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Omicron may challenge vaccine protection more than other variants, early lab data suggests, but the shots could still protect against severe disease

A health staff member prepares a COVID-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on November 28, 2021.James D. Morgan/Getty Images Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine may yield substantially fewer antibodies against the Omicron variant. One study found the vaccine showed a 40-fold reduction in antibody levels in a study awaiting peer review. Breakthrough infections still appear to be mild. The Omicron variant substantially reduced antibody le...
Tags: Science, News, Sweden, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Karolinska Institutet, Pharmaceutical, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Netcare, New York Mark Lennihan, Sigal


Pfizer should have helped low-income countries better distribute COVID-19 vaccines, CEO said

Pfizer CEO Albert BourlaAP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Pfizer could have helped low-income countries better distribute COVID-19 vaccines, the CEO said. CEO Albert Bourla said he should have helped improve vaccine-distribution infrastructure. Just 6.3% of people in low-income countries have received a shot, according to Our World in Data. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla acknowledged the pharmaceutical giant could have worked better to ensure low-income countries got enough COVID-19 vaccines.Bourla...
Tags: South Korea, News, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Oxford University, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, WSJ, Moderna, Omicron, Albert Bourla, Bourla


United States: Pfizer And BioNTech To Request Approval For Vaccine Use In 12-To-15-Year-Olds – Medical Products Supply Chain Week In Review - Alston & Bird

In the past week, Pfizer and BioNTech announced they will request full approval from the FDA for the use of their COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12–15 years of age.
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Covid news: Omicron community transmission is across England – as it happened

Sajid Javid told MPs on Monday that ‘multiple regions of England’ were seeing cases of the variant that were not linked to international travelNew York City sets Covid vaccine mandate for all private employers‘Travel apartheid’: Nigeria condemns England’s Covid red listOmicron variant has now been detected in 16 US statesOmicron: what do we know about the new Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe Johnson & Johnson booster shot may work well for those who originally had a Pfizer vacci...
Tags: England, Germany, Boston, Nigeria, US, World news, US news, Thailand, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Sajid Javid, Johnson Johnson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, travelNew York City


Covid live: Omicron community transmission is across England, says health secretary

Sajid Javid told MPs on Monday that ‘multiple regions of England’ were seeing cases of the variant that were not linked to international travelNew York City sets Covid vaccine mandate for all private employers‘Travel apartheid’: Nigeria condemns England’s Covid red listOmicron variant has now been detected in 16 US statesOmicron: what do we know about the new Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe Johnson & Johnson booster shot may work well for those who originally had a Pfizer vacci...
Tags: England, Germany, Boston, Nigeria, US, World news, US news, Thailand, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Sajid Javid, Johnson Johnson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, travelNew York City


Covid live: England’s health secretary says there is community transmission of Omicron across multiple regions

Sajid Javid told MPs on Monday that ‘multiple regions of England’ were seeing cases of the variant that were not linked to international travelNew York City sets Covid vaccine mandate for all private employers‘Travel apartheid’: Nigeria condemns England’s Covid red listOmicron variant has now been detected in 16 US statesOmicron: what do we know about the new Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe Johnson & Johnson booster shot may work well for those who originally had a Pfizer vacci...
Tags: England, Germany, Boston, Nigeria, US, World news, US news, Thailand, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Sajid Javid, Johnson Johnson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, travelNew York City


Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?

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The Omicron variant appeared to spread between two fully vaccinated people in separate hotel rooms in Hong Kong, early research suggests

Paul Biris/Getty Omicron appears to have infected two fully vaccinated men who were staying in separate rooms in a Hong Kong quarantine hotel. Researchers published the early findings in a letter in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. "Airborne transmission across the corridor is the most probable mode of transmission," the research said. The Omicron variant of the coronavirus appears to have spread between two fully vaccinated people who were staying in separate rooms across a hall in ...
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Covid live: New York City to mandate jabs for private sector workers; Norway and Poland to tighten restrictions

Private employers in New York City will have to mandate Covid jabs for workers; new pandemic restrictions set for Poland and NorwayNew York City sets Covid vaccine mandate for all private employers‘Travel apartheid’: Nigeria condemns England’s Covid red listOmicron variant has now been detected in 16 US statesOmicron: what do we know about the new Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe Johnson & Johnson booster shot may work well for those who originally had a Pfizer vaccine, a recen...
Tags: England, Germany, Boston, New York City, Nigeria, US, World news, US news, Thailand, Poland, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Coronavirus



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