Fewer Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic

Fewer Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic

Orlando, FL…Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side when it comes to the typical number of travelers on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health concerns and high unemployment, are impacting Americans’ decisions to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. With health and government officials stressing that […]

Presidential Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2020

Presidential Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2020

Washington, DC…On Thanksgiving Day, we thank God for the abundant blessings in our lives. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate this season of generosity, hope, and gratitude, we commemorate America’s founding traditions of faith, family, and friendship, and give thanks for the principles of freedom, liberty, and democracy that make our country […]

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

New York & Mainz, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced they will submit a request today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of their mRNA vaccine candidate, BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2, which will potentially enable use of the vaccine in high-risk populations in the U.S. by […]

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drug baricitinib, in combination with remdesivir, for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and pediatric patients two years of age or older requiring supplemental oxygen, invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In a clinical […]

Covid Update from Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

Covid Update from Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

Washington, DC…Well, good afternoon. We just completed our second meeting this week with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. And we’ve continued — we’ve continued to be on the same mission we’ve been on throughout the course of this year, and that is to save American lives and to work every day toward […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Found to be More than 90% Effective in Preventing COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Found to be More than 90% Effective in Preventing COVID-19

New York, NY & Mainz, DE– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, based on the first interim efficacy analysis conducted on November 8, 2020 by an external, independent Data Monitoring Committee […]

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

Washington, DC…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial was unavailable, or participation in a clinical trial was not feasible. The agency determined […]

CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

Atlanta, GA…Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees […]

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

White Oak, MD…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 antigen test, a new category of tests for use in the ongoing pandemic. These diagnostic tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. The […]

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