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Novavax confident Covid vaccine will receive FDA authorization in June after delays

Novavax confident Covid vaccine will receive FDA authorization in June after delays

Novavax is confident its Covid-19 vaccine will receive the endorsement of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee early this summer, executives said this week. The FDA committee is scheduled to meet on June 7 to review Novavax’s submission. An endorsement from the committee, which is made up of independent experts, would mean the drug …

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Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments alike are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government isn’t saying how many people have received these potentially lifesaving drugs or …

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What the current spike in Covid-19 cases could say about the coronavirus' future

What the current spike in Covid-19 cases could say about the coronavirus’ future

As the Omicron wave subsided in the United States earlier this year, many experts anticipated a sort of reprieve. We certainly weren’t done with Covid, but perhaps we would get a well-deserved rest. That break seems to be over. An increase in infections that began in places including the Northeast and Puerto Rico is now …

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California again faces rising anxiety about coronavirus spread as summer approaches

California again faces rising anxiety about coronavirus spread as summer approaches

SAN FRANCISCO —  California is approaching another summer amid growing anxiety over COVID-19 as outbreaks increase and officials try to determine when this new wave will crest. Although case rates are climbing, experts note they are doing so at a more modest pace than the first Omicron surge, which began spiking in December. California’s per capita …

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What parents should know about the increase in unexplained hepatitis cases in children | CNN

What parents should know about the increase in unexplained hepatitis cases in children | CNN

CNN  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating cases of unexplained hepatitis in children. As many as 109 cases are under investigation. On Friday, the CDC reported that these cases have affected children in 25 states and territories. Nearly all the children needed to be hospitalized; five children have died, the …

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The lucky few to never get coronavirus could teach us more about it

The lucky few to never get coronavirus could teach us more about it

When her partner tested positive for the coronavirus two days before Christmas, Michelle Green worried she, too, would become ill. She was two months pregnant with their second child. He was a bartender at the time, and some of his co-workers were infected with the virus. “I told him to get in the guest bedroom …

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