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Moderna Vaccine More Effective Than Pfizer, J&J, Especially After 4 Months: CDC

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s or Johnson & Johnson’s in preventing hospitalization, though the gap widens substantially four months after vaccination, the CDC said Friday. The report […]

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California counties with high Covid vaccination rates helped Newsom cruise to victory in the recall election

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the media after meeting students at Melrose Leadership Academy during a school visit in Oakland, California on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Stephen Lam | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom has called his decisive victory in this week’s recall election […]

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Feds charge 138, including doctors, with $1.4 billion in health-care fraud involving telemedicine, Covid, opioids

AndreyPopov | iStock | Getty Images The Department of Justice on Friday announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals and nearly 100 other people for alleged health-care fraud that involved about $1.4 billion in suspected losses. The cases charged include ones that involved the use of telemedicine services as part of the fraud, which alone […]

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A key part of Biden’s plan to combat Covid is at risk as FDA meets to debate booster shots

U.S. President Joe Biden departs after delivering an update on his administration’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, June 2, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters A key part of President Joe Biden‘s plan to combat Covid-19 is in jeopardy as a Food […]

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Watch live: FDA committee meets to debate and vote on Covid booster shots for the general public

A key Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee is meeting Friday to debate and vote on Pfizer and BioNTech‘s application to offer booster shots to the general public. The vote by the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee comes as some scientists — including at least two who are leaving the FDA over pressure from the […]

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Delta variant is so contagious it ‘raises the bar’ for Covid vaccines, Moderna president says

Houston Fire Department paramedics prepare to transport a man with breathing difficulties from a senior living center to a hospital on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s exposed weaknesses in vaccine protection and changed the outlook for ending the pandemic, Moderna President […]

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UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles

Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received a Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad. In an Instagram story posted late Wednesday, Minaj said she was in “Twitter jail.” “They didn’t like what I was saying over there on […]

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Rap artist Nicki Minaj faces backlash after tweeting inaccurate information about Covid vaccines

Nicki Minaj faced public backlash after tweeting that a friend of her cousin developed swollen testicles and impotence after getting vaccinated against Covid-19. In a series of tweets Monday, the 10-time Grammy-nominated rap artist told fans she would only get immunized once she did enough research and recommended that they wear masks and get the […]

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Former employee testifies Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos lost millions while exaggerating projections to investors

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In public, Elizabeth Holmes was dubbed the next Steve Jobs on the cover of Inc. magazine in 2015, but in private the blood-testing company she founded, Theranos, was hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars. On Tuesday, the government’s first witness at Holmes’ fraud trial, longtime Theranos financial controller San Ho Spivey, who […]