Experts: Pfizer tests on COVID vaccines, treatment in line with industry standards
An Associated Press review of a claim that Pfizer acknowledged in a statement that it conducted “gain of function” research as part of its development of a vaccine and a separate medical treatment for COVID-19 found the claim is false.Source: Associated Press
Health Headlines: Rise in COVID cases, expanded bivalent booster eligibility
In today’s health headlines, Connecticut is seeing a steep rise in COVID cases, bivalent COVID booster eligibility has been expanded, and the World Health Organization has warned about a rise in Strep A cases. Dr. Jessica Tuan, a Yale infectious diseases doctor, clinical trialist, and instructor at Yale School of Medicine, joins Lisa Carberg on News 8 at Noon to talk about these issues.Source: WTNH News 8
Yale Internal Medicine Faculty Partner with Formerly Incarcerated Leaders to Obtain R01
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on many people in underserved communities, including those who are incarcerated or work in our nation’s prison systems. Infections across this community have been five times higher than in the general U.S. population. Surrounding communities have also been disproportionately affected.
‘Prime and Spike’ Nasal Vaccine Strategy Helps Combat COVID
The new “prime” and “spike” approach may help prevent breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals by bolstering immune response within the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract, which are the first cells attacked by COVID-19.Source: YaleNews
Polio vaccination efforts must be supported by good hygiene, say experts on World Polio Day
World Polio Day on October 24th is an annual day that highlights progress on the road to polio eradication. As new outbreaks of an archaic disease sweep the globe, hygiene experts warn that vaccination as the first line of defense must be backed up by adequate hygiene.Source: PharmiWeb.com
FDA Authorizes COVID Vaccine Booster Shots for Kids Aged 12 to 15 as Pediatric Cases Soar
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for kids aged 12 to 15 years old, they announced Monday, as pediatric cases soar and children head back to school after the holidays.Source: People
Yale experts join campaign to boost vaccinations in communities of color
Faculty experts at Yale have partnered with Made to Save, a national campaign working to increase vaccinations in communities of color, to develop a new training video that helps doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals talk more effectively with patients about the COVID-19 vaccine.Source: YaleNews
55 years to fulfill a records request? Clearly, the FDA needs serious reform of its data-sharing practices.
If the Food and Drug Administration had its way, it would take 55 years or longer to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request to review and release the vast amount of data it has on the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.Source: The Washington Post