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Here Are The Companies That Could Profit As Governments Scramble To Secure Monkeypox Treatments And Vaccines

There are few treatments or vaccines authorized against monkeypox but officials and experts say those developed for smallpox are likely to be effective.

U.S. Covid Hospitalizations Surge 29% In Two Weeks

Most of the South reported above-average rises in Covid-19 infections during the past 14 days, according to a New York Times analysis of Department of Health and Human Services data.

1 Of 5 With Covid May Develop Long Covid, CDC Finds—Though Vaccination May Offer Some Protection, Study Suggests

A study conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found vaccines were effective at preventing some of the most debilitating symptoms of long Covid, including lung and blood-clotting disorders.

Pfizer Offers Low-Cost Drugs And Vaccines—Including Covid Treatments—To World’s Poorest Countries

Pfizer said it would sell its patented medicines and vaccines—including for Covid-19, breast cancer and pneumonia—to low-income countries on a not-for-profit basis.

Smallpox Antiviral May Help Ease Monkeypox Symptoms, Study Says

The U.S. Strategic National Reserve includes 1.7 million doses of tecovirimat—a smallpox treatment that might also be effective against monkeypox, a rare disease that has been diagnosed in dozens of American and European patients in recent weeks.

Billionaire Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel Pledges Stock Options Worth $355 Million To Undisclosed Charitable Causes

Despite a steep Moderna stock crash this year, the longtime biotech executive has amassed a $4.6 billion fortune.

Monkeypox Outbreak ‘Not Normal’ But ‘Containable’ As Confirmed Cases Grow, WHO Says

Sylvie Briand, the WHO’s director for Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness said it isn’t clear whether the monkeypox outbreak is just the “tip of the iceberg” or if transmission has already peaked.

U.S. Will Release Monkeypox Vaccine From National Stockpile, CDC Says

Many of the smallpox vaccines and treatments that the U.S. has in storage could also be effective against monkeypox, according to federal health officials.

Cancer And Dementia Patients Face Higher Risk Of Breakthrough Covid, Studies Find

The study’s authors said people with cancer or dementia should keep taking mitigation measures to avoid Covid-19—even if they’re vaccinated.

Pfizer Says Three Shots Of Low-Dose Vaccine Generates ‘Strong Immune Response’ In Kids Under 5

Pfizer and BioNTech said they will finish submitting data to the FDA “this week” as they seek authorization for the shots, which aren’t yet available to children under 5.

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