Covid aid faces uncertain path on Capitol Hill as White House warns of severe consequences

The house withdrew the financing from on Wednesday the larger $ 1.5 trillion spending package after several Democrats protested against paying for the aid with money that had been planned to go to their states under a former Covid aid bill. But now lawmakers and public health advocates fear that the Democrats have thereby made … Read more

Health experts plead with Biden to ‘reverse course’ in global pandemic response

“There’s a sense in rich nations that the pandemic is over,” said Gavin Yamey, a global health professor at Duke University who helped lead the effort to try to influence the administration, in an interview. “We really wanted to remind people that almost 3 billion people are completely unvaccinated.” The leaders of the letter said … Read more

Pfizer to begin late-stage testing of Covid-19 antiviral for kids

“We are proud to expand studies of our new Covid-19 treatment to include pediatric participants to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment in this important population,” said Mikael Dolsten, the company’s scientific director and president of worldwide research. development and medical at Pfizer, said in a statement. The upcoming trials will include … Read more