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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 September 17, 2021. Notable advancements include:
  • A third dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can dramatically reduce rates of COVID-19 related illness in people 60 and older, according to data from a short-term study found in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the three COVID-19 vaccines currently in use in the U.S. are highly effective in preventing hospitalizations and emergency room (E.R.) visits.
  • California no longer has “high” community levels of COVID-19 transmission, according to data published by the S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an achievement a top state health official credited to broad vaccination uptake and public compliance with restrictions such as mask-wearing.
For more on Vaccines, Testing and Treatment, see our fact sheet HERE.