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There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha

There’s no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. “Let me tell you where we are: the data is very clear, if you’ve gotten your two shots of Moderna  or Pfizer  or… Read More »

Biden says delta Covid variant is ‘particularly dangerous’ for young people

President Joe Biden speaks about reaching 300 million COVID-19 vaccination shots, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, June 18, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP President Joe Biden on Friday doubled down on his administration’s plea to Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible, warning the highly… Read More »

Biogen’s $56K price on Aduhelm ‘simply unacceptable,’ Alzheimer’s Association says after vouching for FDA approval

Biogen’s decision to price its historic Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm at a whopping $ 56,000 per year unsurprisingly irked lawmakers in Washington D.C., but it’s now drawing criticism from the drugmaker’s own allies as well.  The Alzheimer’s Association, a leading advocate for Aduhelm’s FDA approval, said in a Saturday statement that the drug’s list price is “simply… Read More »

Lag between COVID-19 vaccine boosters, new variants highlight need for therapeutics, expert says

While work on COVID-19 vaccine boosters is already underway, one expert warned that emerging variants threaten to create a “window of susceptibility,” which without therapeutics could lead to more virus-inflicted death. “Of course there’s a need for boosters,” Dr. Jonathan Javitt, CEO of NRx and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told Fox… Read More »