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A safety monitoring system flagged that U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and German partner BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 shot could be linked to a type of brain stroke in older adults, according to preliminary data analyzed by U.S. health authorities.

Increased prevalence of XBB.1.5 cases has eclipsed the previously dominant Omicron subvariant BQ.1.1 and BQ.1, which were offshoots of BA.5.

The extension allows millions of Americans to continue receiving free tests, vaccines, and treatments.

The company said today it would take legal action against some pharmaceutical companies after noticing that some manufacturers were supplying COVID-19 drugs to some provinces and cities saying the medicines were authorized by Merck.

China gave a presentation on its COVID-19 situation in an online meeting with the World Health Organization and its member states, China’s national health commission and diplomats said on Thursday, as it seeks to fend off criticism about its recent reporting on the outbreak.

The White House said it would use existing funding to pay for the tests since it has been unsuccessful so far in getting Congress to pass a bill to put more money towards the U.S. COVID-19 response.

The World Health Organization made the announcement today, stating that Farrar will play a role in the agency preparing to cope with post-pandemic health challenges.

The head of the GAVI vaccine alliance suggested it was too early to end the COVID-19 emergency, saying that the pandemic “could get worse”.

Gaps in surveillance, testing, sequencing, and vaccination for COVID-19 could create the perfect storm for a new variant.

Matthew W. Reynolds, Ph.D., vice president, scientific affairs, real world solutions, IQVIA, explains how RWE can provide a greater picture of a disease’s progression as well as a blueprint for future outbreaks.