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SARS-CoV-2 aerosols may spread on walls and floors of a quarantined hotel in Taiwan. ( Emerging Infectious Diseases )
Preliminary results from an ongoing clinical study indicate that Omicron BA.4/ Neutralizing antibody titers of the BA.5 subvariant were significantly increased after a booster dose of the bivalent vaccine compared to the original COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech announced.
In a separate statement, the companies also announced the start of the first clinical trial of a COVID/flu combination vaccine.
In the CDC safety analysis, side effects of the novel bivalent vaccine were essentially similar to those of the monovalent mRNA injection, and serious events were rare.
A federal judge has denied vaccine maker Moderna’s motion to dismiss patent infringement lawsuits related to COVID-19 vaccine technology, rejecting the company’s argument that the U.S. government should be litigating Target. (Fierce Pharma)
According to a survey, during the first year of the pandemic, alcohol-related The 26 percent increase in deaths comes from a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics.
One patient every 2 minutes: Number of pediatric patients with respiratory syncytial virus seeking urgent care at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. (Becker’s Hospital Review)
A review of 83 cases of monkeypox in US children found that few had severe Infect. ( Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report )
Five California doctors sue Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and medical board on behalf of Press release from physician’s organization, California passes a new state law aimed at curbing COVID-19 misinformation in patient care settings.
Indiana abortion provider files lawsuit to block Attorney General Todd Rokita’s attempt to subpoena doctors’ patients’ medical records, citing “fishing expedition” . (Politico)
An organization founded by ex-Trump aide Stephen Miller spends millions on Anti-transgender advertising campaign. (NPR)
Two phase III trials of novel antibiotic gepotidacin reach clinical and microbiological joint GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that the trial ended early after the primary endpoint, responding and demonstrating that it was non-inferior to nitrofurantoin in the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections.
The FDA has announced a recall of Teleflex Iso-Gard Filter S filters for respiratory devices and respiratory systems, based on reports that the filters may crack or separate.
FDA also issued a safety communication advising parents and caregivers not to use infant headrests to prevent or treat any illness due to the risk of suffocation and death.
Allowing physicians to prescribe methadone directly to opioid-addicted patients may reduce the quality of addiction treatment and may exacerbate the existing overdose epidemic, it is said Providers of methadone treatment. (STAT)
Samuel L. Katz, MD, has passed away at the age of 95. (Washington Post)
New York State May Receive Up to $524M in Settlement with Drugmaker Teva Involved A lawsuit accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic. (AP)
Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Paul Pelosi) left a San Francisco hospital after recovering from a fractured skull and other injuries suffered at home. (CNN)
Researchers have developed a 3D model depicting a “person with physical problems caused by overuse of technology” Future Humans”. (Tech Times)
TikTok photo of early pregnancy tissue creates a storm on social media , but with an unexpected twist. (Edge)
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