Tag Archives: COVID

‘I worry we’re getting numb’ to Covid numbers as states reopen, former CDC director says

Richard Besser, who served as acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under former President Barack Obama, said he worries that people are discounting Covid numbers as governors decide to reopen their states.  “In Texas, where they removed the mask mandate, fewer than 10% of people have been vaccinated and the levels… Read More »

CDC says J&J Covid vaccine is OK for people who have allergic reaction to Pfizer’s or Moderna’s

Gary Collis of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, receives his boost dose at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) community vaccination event, as the vaccination rate in West Virginia ranks among highest in world, in Martinsburg, February 25, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine can be used as a substitute for a second jab… Read More »

Eli Lilly CEO’s pay grows—again—to $23.7M after COVID antibody launch, new approvals

The COVID-19 pandemic derailed plans for companies worldwide last year, but Eli Lilly adapted by developing medicines against the novel coronavirus—to the tune of $ 871 million in antibody revenue for Q4—while still pushing sales of its newer meds. Now, CEO David Ricks is reaping the rewards with a pay package that could place him… Read More »

India’s Covid vaccine maker told to meet domestic demand first, urges ‘rest of the world’ to be patient

An AstraZeneca vaccine production line. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The world’s largest vaccine maker by volume, Serum Institute of India, has been told to meet domestic demand for Covid-19 shots first — before distributing them overseas. The move implies that foreign governments could face order delays from the company as it places India’s… Read More »