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The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids from 5 to 11 could start getting COVID-19 shots by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests. The company expects to submit data to the FDA for this younger age group in early October. Pfizer is testing a lower dose of its vaccine among young kids to avoid unnecessary side effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Though daily vaccination rates are dec...
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More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started

Students walk to their classrooms at a public middle school in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2021. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported 243,373 cases among kids in the US in the week ending September 9. In early July, there were close to 72,000 COVID-19 cases among kids a week. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19 in ...
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Former FDA commissioner predicts COVID-19 pandemic will become an endemic after Delta variant spread

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the FDA. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC he believes the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be an endemic. An endemic is an outbreak that's always present in particular regions but far more manageable, like the common cold. "This is going to become more of an endemic illness where you just see sort of a persistent infection through the winter," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scott ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Nature, United States, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, South, Trump, Duke University


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the past week. Vaccines aren't the only reason.

England removed most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK reported 25,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of coronavirus cases reported each day in the UK...
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UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren't the only reason why.

The UK economy officially reopened on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are falling almost quickly as they ro...
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Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns of a Delta-driven virus peak at the end of September

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb Reuters Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warned of a COVID-19 peak at the end of September. The Delta variant would drive up cases over the next few months, he said. "The worst is yet to come," Gottlieb told Squawk Box on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head at the Food and Drug Administration, warned Wednesday that a Delta variant-fueled pandemic peak could hit the US in September. Gottlieb told Squawk ...
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The Delta variant may be making COVID-19 more common in kids - but severe infections are still rare

Kindergartner Grace Truax, 5, removes her mask before posing for a portrait during "picture day" at Rogers International School on September 23, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines haven't been authorized for children under age 12 yet. That means kids are at higher risk of contracting Delta, the most transmissible variant to date. But experts are more worried about kids spreading the variant than getting severely ill themselves. See more stories on...
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Kids are more likely to be vectors for fast-spreading new coronavirus strains like the Delta variant, former FDA chief says

A girl wearing gloves and a face mask before going to the park in Turkey. Not related to this story. Aykut Unlupinar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Officials are warning about the spread of the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the UK. Scott Gottlieb said such contagious variants mean "kids are becoming more likely to be vectors." He predicted that children and schools could "become more of a focal point of spread." See more stories on Insider's business page. The former head ...
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The FDA could authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds 'in time for the fall school year,' former FDA commissioner says

A coronavirus vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could get FDA approval for 12 to 15 year olds "in time for the fall school year," the former FDA commissioner said.Scott Gottlieb was asked on CNBC on Tuesday when he thought the FDA could approve the vaccine for that age group. Gottlieb is also a member of Pfizer's board.His comments come after Pfizer announced on Wednesday that its vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infection in kids aged 12 to...
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective in a trial of 12- to 15-year-olds, paving the way for adolescents to get it in the US and Europe

Kid gets a vaccine. Morsa Images/Getty Images Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective in a trial in more than 2,000 adolescents. Pfizer said that the vaccine was "well tolerated" in teens ages 12 to 15. Pfizer's CEO said Wednesday that he hopes to get kids vaccines by September. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infection in a late-stage trial in kids ages 12 to 15, th...
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As more Americans get vaccinated, a fourth coronavirus surge is unlikely, former FDA chief says

California Department of Public Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan receives the Johnson & Johnson Janssen one-dose vaccine during a press conference at the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images US COVID-19 cases were falling for months, though they have plateaued somewhat in recent weeks. Ex-FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CBS that with millions vaccinated, another surge is ...
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FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to green-light the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential Food and Drug Administration expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. The FDA isn't required to follow the group's advice but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of Modern...
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FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to greenlight the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential FDA expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.  The US Food and Drug Administration isn't required to follow the group's advice, but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of M...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Stanford, US, Trends, Data, Features, Alaska, New York Times, Healthcare, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Biotech


These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,164 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 16 were this year. Ten happened in the pas...
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These were the 20 days when America saw the most death from a single catastrophe in the last 100 years. Half are in the last 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far: The virus killed 3,164 Americans that day. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths due to a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the last century, 16 were this year. Ten happened ...
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The Trump administration turned down more vaccine doses 'as recently as November,' former FDA commissioner says

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the FDA. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Trump administration once again rejected an offer from Pfizer for more COVID-19 vaccines "as recently as November," according to former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb. "There were multiple conversations with the U.S. government about taking more supply in the second quarter," Gottlieb, who is a Pfizer board member, told CNBC on Monday. This comes on the heels of the Trump administrat...
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Some masks offer far less coronavirus protection than others. Bandanas, scarves, and shields do an especially bad job.

A good mask should be tightly sealed around the nose and mouth. Boston Globe/Getty Images Any face mask is better than none, but some face coverings — especially bandanas, scarves, and shields —aren't very good at filtering coronavirus particles. Masks with one-way valves also do a poor job of protecting others. The ranking below reveals the best and worst face masks based on the findings of scientific studies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wearing a face mask has nev...
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President Trump announces plasma treatment for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — After expressing frustration at the slow pace of approval for coronavirus treatments, President Donald Trump announced Sunday the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients. The announcement came after days of White House officials suggesting there were politically motivated delays by the Food and Drug Administration in approving a vaccine and therapeutics for the disease that has upended Trump’s reelection chances. On the eve of the Republican National Con...
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Dr. Fauci: 'Good chance' we have COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the remarks on April 27 while speaking to CNN.There are currently ten COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials, according to the World Health Organization.A new report warns that people who refuse to get vaccinated could jeopardize the success of a COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. could have a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectiou...
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National Cancer Institute chief to serve as acting FDA head

Sharpless, who has led the National Institutes of Health's cancer unit since 2017, will take over following Gottlieb's exit in April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday. Cancer experts and advocates praised the appointment of Sharpless as acting FDA chief after Gottlieb's abrupt resignation earlier this month.
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The New Interim Head of the FDA Seems Mercifully Normal

Scott Gottlieb’s immediate replacement as head of the Food and Drug Administration will be Norman “Ned” Sharpless, the current director of the National Cancer Institute, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Sharpless will serve as the FDA’s interim chief once Gottlieb departs in less than a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Health And Human Services, National Cancer Institute, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Norman `` Ned '' Sharpless, Ned Sharpless, Alex Azar Sharpless


U.S. FDA chief tough on e-cigarettes steps down abruptly

Gottlieb was well regarded by public health advocates and won bipartisan support for his efforts to curb use of flavored e-cigarettes by youths, speed approval times for cheap generic medicines to increase competition and bring down drug prices, and boost the use of cheaper versions of expensive biotech medicines called biosimilars. Unlike his predecessors, who said drug pricing was not the purview of the FDA, Gottlieb waded into the intensifying debate about the high cost of medicines for U.S....
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U.S. FDA chief tough on e-cigs steps down in surprise resignation

Gottlieb was well regarded by public health advocates and won bipartisan support for his efforts to curb use of flavored e-cigarettes by youths, speed approval times for cheap generic medicines to increase competition and bring down drug prices, and boost the use of cheaper versions of expensive biotech medicines called biosimilars. Unlike his predecessors, who said drug pricing was not the purview of the FDA, Gottlieb waded into the intensifying debate about the high cost of medicines for U.S....
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FDA chief tough on e-cigs steps down in surprise resignation

Gottlieb was well regarded by public health advocates and won bipartisan support for his efforts to curb use of flavored e-cigarettes by youths, speed approval times for cheap generic medicines to increase competition and bring down drug prices, and boost the use of cheaper versions of expensive biotech medicines called biosimilars. Unlike his predecessors, who said drug pricing was not the purview of the FDA, Gottlieb waded into the intensifying debate about the high cost of medicines for U.S....
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FDA chief Gottlieb resigning: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb is resigning, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed administration official. The Post said Gottlieb, who has pushed an effort to curb the use of flavored e-cigarettes by youths, will step down in about one month. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech)
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FDA chief Gottlieb resigning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb announced his planned resignation on Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services said, and plans to step down in one month. Gottlieb won bipartisan support for his efforts to curb the use of flavored e-cigarettes by youths, speed approval times for cheap generic medicines to increase competition and bring down prescription drug prices and boost the use of cheaper versions of expensive biotech medicines, called...
Tags: Science, Washington, Fda, Department of Health and Human Services, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Reuters U S Food and Drug Administration


Hundreds of FDA staff return to work amid shutdown: Commissioner

About 400 U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffers have returned to their posts from furlough, including some food inspectors and support professionals, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a tweet on Tuesday. Gottlieb's comments come as the longest U.S. government shutdown, triggered by President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion from Congress to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, reached its 25th day. The FDA employees returning to work, mostly without pay, include about 100 staff ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Fda, Donald Trump, U S Food and Drug Administration, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb


Trump's FDA chief challenges cigarette makers with giant nicotine cut

Big Tobacco is getting an unprecedented challenge from the Trump administration.  For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed slashing nicotine — you know, that highly addictive ingredient in cigarettes — to negligible, nearly non-addictive levels. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, whom President Trump nominated to the powerful post in 2017, announced on Thursday the start of regulatory actions he said would decrease smoking rates in the U.S. from 15 percent to 1.4 per...
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The Universal Flu Vaccine Is Still A Pipe Dream for Now, FDA Chief Says

In a speech made to Congress in Thursday, US Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb took stock of how his agency handled the ongoing, record-breaking flu season this winter, as well as discussed the future of flu vaccination in the US. Among other tidbits, Gottlieb made clear that it’s going to be a long…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, US, Vaccination, Disease, Flu, Fda, Infection, US Food and Drug Administration, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb


Trump’s FDA Pick Has Friends in Big Pharma. But Who Doesn’t?

Cronyism aside, is that so bad? The companies Gottlieb has worked with do vital work that few others can afford to do. The post Trump's FDA Pick Has Friends in Big Pharma. But Who Doesn't? appeared first on WIRED.
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