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The Latest Scientific and Medical Developments on COVID-19

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The Latest on COVID-19

The California Biotechnology Foundation is committed to keeping you up to date about COVID-19 testing, treatment and prevention advancements. The following resources track what progress has been made as of January 7, 2022. Notable advancements include:
  • U.S. health regulators have approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill, the first treatment newly infected patients can take at home.
  • Gilead Sciences’ treatment remdesivir significantly reduced hospitalizations of people recently diagnosed with COVID-19 at high-risk of severe illness.
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized COVID-19 booster shots for adolescents ages 12-15.
  • A Johnson & Johnson booster shot provided strong protection against the Omicron variant according to a new clinical trial.
For more on Vaccines, Testing and Treatment, see our fact sheet HERE.