• STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for its Covid-19 vaccine; CT attorney general calls some Sacklers ‘entitled thugs'

    16 days ago - By STAT

    Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and invigorating, because... sure enough... here we are again, staring down the laptop and sorting out the growing to-do list. But what can you do? The world keeps spinning - unless you subscribe to flat-earth conspiracies, among others. Well, that is a discussion best left for another day. Meanwhile, there is work to do. So here are a few items of interest to get you going. Hope you conquer the world and do keep in touch if something saucy emerges....
    Pfizer and BioNTech said the Food and...
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  • How Delta is pushing the U.S. into a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic

    16 days ago - By STAT

    For the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitalizations and deaths followed infection patterns by a few weeks, as sure as night follows day.
    Vaccines promised to sever those metrics. While they might not prevent all Covid-19 infections, vaccines would, experts predicted, dramatically reduce hospitalizations and deaths. And they have.
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  • Messenger RNA vaccine pioneer Katalin Karikó shares her long journey to Covid-19 vaccines

    16 days ago - By STAT

    In the span of the Covid-19 pandemic, and thanks to the success of two of the currently available vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, messenger RNA, or mRNA, went from being an obscure cell biology concept understood and mentioned only by scientists to being a household term.
    But the technology behind the mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer and BioNTech is anything but new. Developed over an arduous 40 years, it was the result of an unlikely success story. One of the key figures behind this achievement was Katalin Karikó, senior vice president of the German biotech company BioNTech and adjunct...
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