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REPORT: FDA Working To Fully Approve Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine By Monday

August 20, 2021 6:18 PM ET The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aiming to grant full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine as early as Monday, The New York Times reported Friday evening. Regulators at the agency were seeking to finish the approval process by the end of Friday but still have paperwork to complete,…

Pfizer Submits Phase 1 Data From ‘Booster Jab’ Trial To FDA

Eager to cash in on the promise of a lucrative market for booster doses of its popular COVID vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday submitted their Phase 1 study data to the CDC and FDA.The data show that people who received a third dose of their mRNA vaccine exhibited "a favorable safety profile and robust…

Non-Peer Reviewed Study Raises Questions About Pfizer Vaccine Effectiveness Against Delta Variant

As fear spreads about the coronavirus Delta variant, a new preprint study suggests that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may be less effective over time. Between the months of January and July, the study conducted by nference and the Mayo Clinic compared the effectiveness of both the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines over the course…

FACT CHECK: Does The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Contain Graphene Oxide?

A post shared on Facebook claims the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine contains graphene oxide. Verdict: False Graphene oxide is not listed among the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’s ingredients on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. A Pfizer spokesperson denied the claim. Fact Check: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is one…

Minister: Pfizer Partner Asked Taiwan to Not Refer to Itself as a ‘Country’ in...

The German biotech company BioNTech urged Taiwan to remove the word “country” from a joint press release that would have announced a now-scrapped vaccine deal between the East Asian nation and BioNtech, Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Thursday. Taiwan’s health ministry began talks with BioNTech to secure supplies of its Chinese coronavirus vaccine…

Israel Seems to be Starting the Post-Vaccination Party. Is the US Next?

Israel, which has vaccinated a higher percentage of its citizens against the coronavirus than any other country in the world, has largely resumed pre-pandemic life. 4.98 million Israelis, making up nearly 55% of the country’s total population, have received vaccines produced by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to The Washington Post. As a result, the…

FACT CHECK: Did Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Refuse To Take His Company’s COVID-19 Vaccine?

A post shared on Facebook claims Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla refused to take his company’s vaccine. Verdict: False Bourla did not immediately receive the Pfizer vaccine because he did want to cut in front of people who needed it more. He has since been vaccinated with it, according to a company spokesperson. Fact Check: Pfizer…

What Are The Side Effects Of The COVID-19 Vaccines?

The U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says common side effects of all vaccines include tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea. The CDC says that on the arm where the shot is given, it’s common to have pain, redness and swelling. For some vaccines, the second dosage has been reported to…

Indigenous Amazonian Communities Fear Taking Vaccine, Experts Say

Indigenous communities in remote regions of Brazil are rejecting COVID-19 shots from health care workers, even though Brazil has the second highest death rate in the world from the virus, according to the Associated Press. Health care workers believe fear of the vaccine is being generated by Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who became infected with…

Biden Announces 200M New Vaccine Doses, Rips Trump Admin Distribution Plan

February 11, 2021 5:38 PM ET President Joe Biden’s administration has secured the purchase of an additional 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the White House announced Thursday. The administration announced in January that it was “working to purchase” an additional 100 million doses each from Pfizer and Moderna. That effort is now successful,…

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