• The head of the CDC warned of a 'potential 4th surge' of COVID-19 cases, despite progress with vaccine rollouts

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The US risks a fourth surge of COVID-19 cases if people don't follow public health recommendations, according to the top officials of the CDC.
    Speaking at a White House press briefing on Monday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said: "Please hear me clearly, at this level of cases, with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained".
    Walensky, the CDC's director since January 20, said that recent declines in cases in the US have been stalling abd remain "at a very high number", at around 67,200 cases per day.
    The figure is a 2% uptick...
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  • Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized as early as May, its CEO said. A trial suggests it is 89% effective, although slightly less so against contagious variants

    Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized as early as May, its CEO said. A trial suggests it is 89% effective, although slightly less so against contagious variants

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Novavax CEO Stanley Erck has predicted the company's coronavirus vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.
    Trial results suggest the vaccine is highly effective , though less so against the variant first found in South Africa, which has spread to at least 10 US states including New York .
    The American biotech company has agreed to supply 110 million doses of its vaccine to the US, Erck told CNBC Monday, adding that he expected them to be delivered by June or July. But this depended on whether the US Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use...
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