The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission halted registrations of U.S. initial public offerings (IPOs) by Chinese companies.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stood by federal guidance that those fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer needed to wear masks, while blaming social media companies for fueling vaccine misinformation.
Health agencies and vaccine and immunology experts have pushed back against Pfizer and BioNTech’s assertions that a Covid-19 booster shot is necessary.
The United States will likely fail to meet President Joe Biden’s goal to deliver at least one Covid-19 vaccine to 70 percent of adults by July 4, officials said on June 22 and warned the Delta variant first found in India poses the greatest threat to U.S. eradication efforts.
The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on June 9.
The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated against Covid-19, a White House official said on April 15.
A U.S. health advisory panel on April 14 is set to review six reported cases of rare blood clots in women who received Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine one day after federal regulators paused the use of the shot to assess the issue.
An open question is how long the current Covid-19 vaccines will offer protection against the virus. Will they provide lifelong protection like some vaccines, such as polio, or seasonal, like influenza?
Moncef Slaoui, who served as chief scientist for the Operation Warp Speed response to the Covid-19 pandemic under former President Donald Trump, was fired as chairman of the board of directors of Galvani Bioelectronics following the “substantiation” of allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on March 14 he hopes former President Donald Trump will push his supporters to get the Covid-19 vaccine and emphasized that pandemic-related restrictions should not be lifted prematurely.