Fauci Urges Americans ‘One Last Time’ to Get COVID Shots

Nov. 22, 2022 – White House officials on Friday urged Americans – again – to get their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as the latest booster shot has a better immune response to the evolving COVID-19 variants BA.4 and BA.5. “Recent data that has come out indicate that, in fact, if you are vaccinated and boosted, … Read more

White House to seek more than $9 billion in COVID funding during lame-duck session

The White House is seeking more than $9 billion in emergency public health funding for the coronavirus response during the lame-duck Congress, including new vaccines and therapeutics, administration officials said Tuesday, even as Republicans remain skeptical about the need for more money. The White House wants lawmakers to include the money as part of a … Read more

Moderna says new COVID booster effective against subvariants

Moderna on Monday announced its updated, bivalent booster shot creates “significantly higher” antibody levels to defend against the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants compared to the biotechnology company’s original shot formula. The subvariants until recent weeks made up the majority of cases nationwide, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that share … Read more

Health Care — Biden officials partner with MLB for vaccine PSA

We officially have a new Rihanna song for the first time in six years and we even got a music video.  In health news, we’ll take an early look at a Biden administration PSA set to air during the World Series. Plus, the flu is hitting early this year and hospitalizations are at record highs. Welcome … Read more

Health Care — New data shows major disparities in Paxlovid use

Farewell 12-foot skeleton, this year’s must-have Halloween decoration from Home Depot is an 9.5 foot animatronic werewolf with a ripped physique.  In health news, the CDC for the first time shared data showing the persistent racial disparities among patients getting COVID-19 treatments.   Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and … Read more

Health Care — House report details restrictions on free birth control

Don’t tell your kids: a new study shows children who play video games for at least three hours a day may have better cognitive performance than those who never play.  In health news, a staff report from House Oversight Democrats found insurers and PBMs limited access to birth control that’s supposed to be free.   Welcome to Overnight Health Care, … Read more

Biden administration amps up efforts to boost new COVID-19 shots

President Biden on Tuesday will announce a series of new efforts to boost the administration of the bivalent COVID-19 booster shots, including partnerships with several major companies and pharmacy chains. To encourage more people to get boosted, the Department of Health and Human Services will also be launching a tour on Oct. 26 during which … Read more

Pfizer Plans to Charge Over $100 Per COVID Shot in 2023

By Cara Murez  HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Some Americans could pay up to $130 to get a COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer starting in 2023, but most will still get it for free. A Pfizer executive noted that people who would get its vaccine for free would likely include those … Read more

Health Care — Pfizer plans price hike on its COVID vaccine

A Massachusetts woman is accused of “weaponizing honeybees” against a group of police officers. She wasn’t even the person the officers had been sent to deal with.  In health news, Pfizer is eyeing a major price hike of its coronavirus vaccine once the government’s pandemic-era contract runs out.   Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the … Read more

Pfizer looks to charge at least $110 a dose for COVID-19 vaccine next year

Pfizer expects to roughly quadruple the price of its COVID-19 vaccine to between $110 to $130 per dose once the U.S. government’s purchasing program ends early next year, a company official said. Angela Lukin said during an investor call Thursday the company is still in discussion with insurers but that they are confident the price … Read more