Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

CDC panel recommends new omicron Covid booster, injections expected to start next week

CDC panel recommends new omicron Covid booster, injections expected to start next week

Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Independent Committee on Vaccines recommends reformulation of booster shots for the latest omicron sub-variants. After reviewing available safety and efficacy data in a nearly seven-hour meeting, the group voted 13-1 on Thursday to support the shots. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky still needs …

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A dog in France has monkeypox, and scientists fear we won't be able to eradicate the virus if it spreads to more animals

A dog in France has monkeypox, and scientists fear we won’t be able to eradicate the virus if it spreads to more animals

Monkeypox virus, illustration. Tom Ritchie | Science Photo Gallery | Getty Images In 2003, 47 people in six Midwestern states were infected with monkeypox from pet marmots that were raised by rodents imported from Ghana, Africa. Today’s outbreak, which has infected more than 14,100 people in the United States and more than 41,000 globally, has …

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