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— William Wilberforce

RSV Vaccine Approved by FDA for Adults 60 and Older

RSV vaccine for adults

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a license for the world’s first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine to be given to people 60 years of age and older. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology company GSK (formerly GlaxoSmithKline) has already begun manufacturing doses of the vaccine, which will be sold as early as this fall […]

U.S. May Vaccinate Poultry in Response to Bird Flu Outbreak

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The U.S. government is considering a mass vaccination campaign for commercial poultry as an option to address an outbreak of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 (bird flu) in the country.1 In February 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced an H5N1 virus outbreak in a commercial turkey […]

Study Finds 25 Percent of Hospitalizations Result in Health Care Related Injuries

walking down hospital hallway

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that hospital related adverse events were identified in nearly one in four hospital admissions, and that approximately one in four of the events were preventable.1 “The authors’ findings are disturbing. These findings suggest that the safety movement has, at best, stalled,” said Donald […]

Life-Saving Organ Transplants Denied to Unvaccinated People

doctor rejecting patient

The idea that a person in need of a life-saving surgery would be denied that procedure by a doctor or a hospital administrator simply because the individual opted out of getting a COVID-19 shot seems surreal. It sounds unethical at the very least, criminal at worst, and certainly not something that one would imagine could […]

Monoclonal Antibodies No Longer Effective Against New Strains of SARS-CoV-2

monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies, which are synthetic versions of antibodies that are produced in a lab,  appear to have lost effectiveness against COVID-19 disease as new variants of the virus emerge. Previously touted as the top-of-the-line outpatient treatment by public health officials and many clinicians, monoclonal antibodies have fallen out of favor as outpatient treatment for patients […]

Monkeypox Cases in U.S. Coincide With Vaccine Purchases by BARDA

monkeypox on hand

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on May 21, 2022 that more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox had been identified in 12 countries, including between one and five confirmed cases in the U.S.1 Most of the cases have occurred in Europe with higher numbers in Portugal, Spain and the U.K.  WHO officials […]

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