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Pandemic not over even though COVID-19 cases drop – WHO

Globally, there were about 12 percent fewer cases of COVID-19 last week, according to the latest report from the World Health Organization on its weekly review. United Nations said there were 4.2 million cases of infections last week, while…

More Bavarian monkeypox vaccine doses secured by EU

The European Union said on Wednesday it had secured an additional 170,920 doses of the monkeypox vaccine developed by biotech firm Bavarian Nordic amid concerns about the outbreak of the disease. Reuters reports that the most recent order…

CDC recommends booster shots for COVID-19 strains

In a positive move, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently endorsed updated COVID-19. This opens the door to a fall vaccination campaign that may be able to blunt a winter surge if enough Americans participate.…

Pfizer seeks approval for updated COVID vaccine booster

A major step towards launching a booster campaign to combat the newest members of the omicron family was taken by Pfizer on Monday when they asked US regulators to approve their combination COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration…