Pfizer In Talks To Buy Drugmaker For $5 Billion: Report

Pfizer is one of the top makers of Covid-19 vaccines.(File) New York: American drugmaker Pfizer is close to a deal to purchase Global Blood Therapeutics, which manufactures a recently approved drug against sickle-cell anemia, for $5 billion, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Pfizer, one of the top makers of Covid-19 vaccines, hopes to conclude … Read more

Hundreds of COVID Survivors to March Across Brooklyn Bridge

COVID-19 survivors, long haulers and families who have lost loved ones to the virus will march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday in solidarity to raise awareness about urgent pandemic needs. This year marks the second annual COVID March to Remember, a national event of remembrance that is held across dozens of cities, such as … Read more

Experimental Long COVID Drug Shows Promise Tackling Fatigue

An early clinical drug trial taking aim at long COVID fatigue has fallen short of a primary objective to restore normal energy-fueling cell function but still provided encouraging evidence that a favorable pathway exists for long haulers. Long COVID or post-COVID is a condition where patients will recover from the acute infection caused by the … Read more

Drake Postpones Young Money Reunion Show After Testing Positive For Covid

ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 18: Drake performs onstage during the Final Stop of ‘Aubrey & The three Amigos Tour’ at State Farm Arena on November 18, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage) (CNN) — The planned Young Money Reunion concert with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne will have to wait a bit longer. … Read more

Opinion: Immune Compromised People Still Treated Like Collateral Damage as Pandemic Goes On

I think I’m more pissed off now than when COVID-19 first sent us all scurrying into hidey-holes. Despite the coronavirus continuing to spread, mutate, and kill, it seems like the country has moved on and let at-risk populations live in isolation and fear. Here in Harris County, we’re still averaging between 1,000 and 2,000 new … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination rate lower among urban Indigenous people, study shows. Why?  |

COVID-19 vaccination rates among Ontario’s urban Indigenous population were lower compared with the general population despite priority rollout, according to a new study. The research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Tuesday found that between March 2020 and December 2021, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine uptake for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people … Read more

San Diego Sees Slight Increase in COVID Hospitalizations as Novavax Vaccine Arrives

The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in San Diego County has increased by two to 438, according to data released by the state. ICU patients with COVID as of Saturday increased by four to 49. There were five more hospital beds available Saturday, totaling 229. Meanwhile, San Diego County residents are now able … Read more

How can patients have ‘rebound’ COVID symptoms following Paxlovid?

DENVER (KDVR) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID again after treatment with the anti-viral drug Paxlovid, health experts are calling it a “rebound” case. Local health professionals said this has happened with patients in Colorado too. “That is fairly uncommon, but it is documented and has happened to a few people,” Dr. Carrie … Read more

Rebound COVID: President Biden tests positive for again for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, the White House said, in a rare case of “rebound” following treatment with an anti-viral drug. White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a letter that Biden “has experienced no … Read more