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Politics Jan 15Biden taps former FDA head David Kessler to lead COVID-19 vaccine effort
Dr. David Kessler, who will have the title of chief science officer of COVID response, headed the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990s under presidents of both political parties.
Health Dec 18U.S. clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19
The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day.
Health Dec 16WATCH: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine set for approval in U.S. with panel endorsement
The FDA reviewers said that the two-dose vaccine “was highly effective” in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 from occurring “at least 14 days after the receipt of the second dose.”…
Health Dec 15FDA approves first over-the-counter home test for COVID-19
The test kit from an Australian company allows users to swab themselves and get the results at home in about 20 minutes.
Health Dec 15U.S. vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears
Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation's largest vaccination campaign.
Nation Dec 12US says COVID-19 vaccine to start arriving in states Monday
The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning, U.S. officials said Saturday, after the government gave the final go-ahead to the shots needed to end an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans.
Health Dec 11U.S. greenlights first COVID-19 vaccine, launching a nationwide vaccination campaign
Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of what promises to be a strongly protective vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and its…
Politics Dec 11Reports: White House threatens Hahn’s job over vaccine approval
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has pressed Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn to grant an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine by the end of Friday or face possible dismissal.
Health Dec 08WATCH: FDA advisers endorse Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency authorization
A U.S. government advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, in a major step toward an epic vaccination campaign that could finally conquer the outbreak.
Health Nov 09U.S. allows emergency use of COVID-19 antibody drug
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday cleared the experimental drug from Eli Lilly for people 12 and older with mild or moderate COVID-19 not requiring hospitalization.