Fauci: Americans shouldn’t feel we’re completely ‘done’ with COVID

Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden, said on Sunday that the U.S. is in a “much better” place in the pandemic compared to a year ago but stressed it is not completely over. “I don’t like reading in the newspapers or getting my report from the COVID team: today we lost 400 … Read more

Pfizer says updated COVID booster performs better than original in people over age 55

Pfizer-BioNTech’s updated COVID-19 vaccine generated a stronger immune response against the majority of the currently circulating omicron variants compared to the original vaccine for people older than 55, according to new data released by the companies Friday. The companies said the data showed clinical trial participants over age 55 who received the bivalent booster targeting … Read more

Health Care — Experts turn wary eye to another COVID winter

D.C.’s messy bald eagle power couple has returned. In health news, experts look out for another COVID winter even as case rates fall and restrictions become all but nonexistent. Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. For The Hill, we’re Nathaniel Weixel and Joseph Choi. Close Thank you … Read more

Moderna asks FDA to authorize omicron booster shots for kids as young as 6

Moderna on Friday said it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its COVID-19 bivalent booster shot for adolescents and children as young as 6 years old. The application for children ages 6 months to under 6 years is expected to be completed later this year, the company said. The announcement was made … Read more