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CDC director confirms FDA in talks to streamline authorization of omicron-specific vaccine
"Yeah, you know, much of that I would have to defer to the FDA, but they're already in conversations about streamlining the authorization of this, of an omicron-specific vaccine, partially because much of the vaccine is actually exactly the same, and, really, it would just be that mRNA code that would have to change," Walensky answered.
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Among some of the considerations the FDA is reportedly eyeing would be allowing drugmakers for studies, in the case of vaccines, to examine hundreds [!] of people and their immune responses in comparison to COVID-19 test trials[?] that rely on waiting for COVID-19[?!] to be detected and include thousands of participants, according to the newspaper.
by Cat on Sun Dec 5th, 2021 at 09:36:45 PM EST
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ancient broken window theory in practice
by Cat on Sun Dec 5th, 2021 at 11:06:21 PM EST
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Fauci: It's 'when, not if' definition of ["]fully vaccinated["] will change
the definition of what it means to be fully vaccinated is a matter of semantics. What matters is the emerging evidence that a booster dose offers more protection than the initial series.
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[Pfizer-BioNTech/BioNTech-Pfizer] data, which was announced in a press release and not peer reviewed, showed a booster shot raised the levels of neutralizing antibodies high enough to block the variant, meaning the additional dose would add more protection against milder infections caused by omicron.
2 weeks ago: 55 years to process vaccine data, 'fully vaccinated' definition not yet changing to include boosters
by Cat on Wed Dec 8th, 2021 at 11:35:40 PM EST
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