Covid-19 probably can be eradicated globally, just like polio, according to research just published in BMJ Global Health. That assumes, however, that a high rate of vaccination occurs globally and that there is a quick response to emerging variants.

After the July 4 holiday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has several items on the regulatory agency’s immediate calendar, including a couple target action dates and an advisory committee hearing.

According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), there are 264 vaccines in development to prevent and treat diseases.

The U.S. FDA approved TPOXX (tecovirimat), the first drug with an indication for the treatment of smallpox.