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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 May 7, 2021. Notable advancements include:
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at protecting against severe disease caused by two variants, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Moderna released the results of its COVID-19 vaccine trials for those aged 12 to 17, reporting it 96 percent effective against the virus.
  • TheFood and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old by early next week, opening up the U.S. vaccination campaign to millions of more people.
For more on Vaccines, Testing and Treatment, see our fact sheet HERE.