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The drugmaker said in a statement that it reached a cooperation framework agreement with Sinopharm that grants the Chinese company distribution and exclusive import rights of the medicine in the China mainland market.

With a range of heavy-hitting speakers, including former President Barack Obama, attendees gathered at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to learn more about the possibilities of the future of healthcare and biomedicine, and reflect on lessons learned from the past.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it will now review only a small number of emergency use authorization requests for COVID tests that are likely to have a significant benefit to public health, including fulfilling an unmet need.

Japan’s population level immunity to COVID-19 has reached about 90% in major population areas after a recent Omicron wave, though that level of protection is likely to diminish in a matter of months, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Recent studies have shown that patients with weakened immune systems — which enables the virus that causes COVID-19 to remain longer in the body, copy itself, and continually change — may enable the development of new, slightly different versions of the virus (variants).

In an interview, WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward warned that richer nations must not step back from tackling COVID-19 as a global problem now, ahead of future potential waves of infection.

As of Thursday, 4.4 million people had received redesigned COVID-19 booster shots, a few weeks into the government’s new vaccination campaign.

Pfizer Inc said on Thursday it would supply up to 6 million courses of its COVID-19 antiviral treatment to NGO Global Fund for low- and middle-income countries that seeks to address worldwide disparities in COVID response.

Moderna Inc will supply 12 million doses of its COVID-19 shot adapted to target the Omicron variant of the coronavirus to Canada, the company said on Monday.

For our 40th Anniversary Edition, we asked our editorial advisory board members to talk about the most significant strides they’ve seen over the course of their careers, how client challenges have changed, thoughts on talent and recruitment strategies, and trends that are advancing the industry. Obviously one of the biggest changes has been the role of digital technology and its part in personalization. But frankly, we barely scratched the surface!