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 October 15, 2021. Notable advancements include:
- Moderna’s booster shots for COVID-19 received emergency authorization after a unanimous recommendation from an Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, paving the way to sharply expand the number of people eligible for an additional shot in the United States.
- AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 antibody drug treatment succeeded in reducing severe disease or death in non-hospitalized patients in a late-stage study and reduced the risk of developing severe COVID-19 or death by 50% in patients who had been symptomatic for seven days or less.
- Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize their oral drug for COVID-19 for adults with mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms and who are at risk of poor health outcomes.