• Algorithm that predicts Covid-19 complications gets EUA

    16 days ago - By MedCity News

    The FDA granted an emergency use authorization to an algorithm developed by Dascena to predict which Covid-19 patients might face unstable blood pressure or respiratory decline.
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  • Why This Year's Flu Vaccine Will Be So Vital in the Fight Against COVID-19

    Why This Year's Flu Vaccine Will Be So Vital in the Fight Against COVID-19

    16 days ago - By Time

    While the world awaits a proven COVID-19 vaccine, medical experts are turning their attention to a shot that's long been a key component in the public health toolbox: the flu vaccine.
    Experts hope this year's flu shot can help prevent an influenza epidemic paired with another wave of coronavirus, which could overwhelm hospitals and lead to general confusion, given that it can be difficult to tell a COVID-19 infection from a case of the flu. This flu season is also something of a dress rehearsal for the eventual rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine amid the ongoing pandemic, allowing doctors...
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  • The FDA Is Slowing Down COVID-19 Vaccine Approval. That Could Be Good for Public Health

    16 days ago - By Time

    New U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidance means a COVID-19 vaccine likely will not be approved by Election Day-which could actually be a good thing for public health.
    On Oct. 6, the agency posted an industry guidance document on its website asking pharmaceutical companies applying for emergency-use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine to monitor study subjects for at least two months after vaccination, so they can look for side effects that may arise over time and get a better sense of the shot's efficacy. That means it's unlikely any manufacturer will receive authorization before...
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