On May 4, 2021, MedPage Today first reported on an Illinois judge's order for a hospital to give ivermectin to a comatose COVID-19 patient. As part of our review of the year's top stories, we look back on what has happened since this decision and the numerous cases that followed in its wake.
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Friday, December 31, 2021
– Growing body of evidence validates Vir’s approach of targeting a highly conserved region of the spike protein –
– Together with recent pseudo- and live virus results, additional preclinical data reinforce sotrovimab retains in vitro neutralizing activity against all known variants of concern, including the highly divergent Omicron variant –
A federal judge blocked mask and vaccine mandates in the state's Head Start program in a ruling on Friday, which Gov. quickly hailed as an example of his state earning a victory over the Biden administration.
Regulatory decisions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December turned out to be mostly positive. Among the treatment options that were greenlighted in the month were two new molecular entities.
Can Eon's Epilepsy Clear FDA Hurdle After Initial Hiccups?
‘Go' or ‘No-Go' For Roche Retinal Disorder
Regeneron/Sanofi Seek Label Expansion For Cancer Drug Libtayo
Can Pfizer Snag Approval For Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment?
FDA Maintains PCR Tests Are 'Gold Standard' Despite CDC Dropping Over Positive Results 'Up To 12 Weeks'
On Wednesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky defended the agency's decision to eliminate PCR testing at the end of a Covid infection as part of its recommended guidelines, because the tests can 'stay positive for up to 12 weeks.'The FDA, however, which called the tests the "gold standard" in a July PolitiFact "healthcheck" - effectively rebutted Walensky's comments, after spokesman Jim McKinney told Just The News that the agency stands by its assessment of PCR tests.
South Africa lifted a midnight to 4 a.m. curfew on movement with immediate effect as it believes the country has passed the peak of its fourth Covid-19 wave driven by the Omicron variant, a cabinet statement said on Thursday.
CES will now end a day earlier than planned, the organizer of the global technology and gadget show said, after companies including Amazon.com Inc and General Motors Co dropped out of attending the Las Vegas event in person due to Omicron concerns.
Trying to get screened for COVID-19 before the holidays, Gia Ingenito stood in a long line at a free testing site in a park two blocks from the White House last week.
The free, at-home tests at her neighborhood library had been snapped up in minutes.