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COVID-19 Test Expiration Dates Aren't as Trustworthy as They Seem on the Box

COVID-19 Test Expiration Dates Aren’t as Trustworthy as They Seem on the Box

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. Have you ordered all 16 free COVID-19 tests from the federal government? If not, now is the time to do so. The Omicron BA.5 subvariant has driven a summer increase in cases, and ordering your at-home test kits …

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Pfizer's Updated Covid-19 Booster Will 'Likely' Be Ready in Early Fall, CEO Says

Pfizer’s Updated Covid-19 Booster Will ‘Likely’ Be Ready in Early Fall, CEO Says

Text size Albert Bourla. Win McNamee/Getty Images Pfizer will “likely” be able to deliver its newly updated Covid-19 vaccine in the early fall, CEO Albert Bourla told Barron’s on Thursday. What is more, the so-called next-generation Covid-19 vaccines that Pfizer  said Wednesday it had begun testing could be ready to submit for regulatory authorization in …

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COVID-19 vaccine cards on Google Wallet: How to find and add them

COVID-19 vaccine cards on Google Wallet: How to find and add them

Google Wallet is Google’s latest update to the company’s touchless payments management system. In addition to bank cards, Google Wallet is also capable of holding your other passes, including digital COVID-19 vaccine records. This guide will dig into finding out if you can access an officially supported one and how to add it to your …

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CDC adds 5 places to 'high' risk category for travel, drops Covid-19 cruise ship program

CDC adds 5 places to ‘high’ risk category for travel, drops Covid-19 cruise ship program

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its “high” risk category for …

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CDC stops monitoring COVID-19 cases on cruise ships

CDC stops monitoring COVID-19 cases on cruise ships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has discontinued a program that tracked cases of COVID-19 aboard cruise ships in the U.S. and reported the findings to the public.  The initiative, called the COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships, ended Monday, according to the government agency. “CDC will continue to publish guidance to help cruise ships continue to …

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CDC clears Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for adults, says shots will be available in the coming weeks

CDC clears Novavax Covid-19 vaccine for adults, says shots will be available in the coming weeks

In this photo illustration a silhouette of a man holding a medical syringe and a vial seen displayed in front of the Novavax logo on a screen. Cezary Kowalski | Lightrocket | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday signed off on Novavax‘s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as a primary series for …

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CDC no longer reporting COVID-19 cases on cruise ships to the public: What to know

CDC no longer reporting COVID-19 cases on cruise ships to the public: What to know

Cruise industries face staffing challenges ahead of record travel season. FOX Business’ Ashley Webster with more. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ended its COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships. The CDC announced the end of its program on Monday, July 18, through its Cruise Ship Travel webpage, meaning the national health …

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FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Pharmacists to Prescribe Paxlovid with Certain Limitations

For Immediate Release: July 06, 2022 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revised the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir), to authorize state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid to eligible patients, with certain limitations to ensure appropriate patient assessment and prescribing of Paxlovid.  “The FDA recognizes the important role pharmacists have played …

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The U.S. bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The U.S. bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The U.S. is gearing up for another wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter following a flurry of activity this week that included putting billions of dollars toward more COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and setting up new rules for how to update the shots.  Here’s what happened this week:  The Food and Drug …

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Pfizer and BioNTech Announce New Agreement with U.S. Government to Provide Additional Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech Announce New Agreement with U.S. Government to Provide Additional Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced a new vaccine supply agreement with the U.S. government to support the continued fight against COVID-19. Under the agreement, the U.S. government will receive 105 million doses (30 µg, 10 µg and 3 µg). This may include adult Omicron-adapted …

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