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FDA Approves Updated mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Currently Circulating Variants

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Ridgewood NJ, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action approving and authorizing for emergency use updated COVID-19 vaccines formulated to more closely target currently circulating variants and to provide better protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. Today’s actions relate to updated mRNA vaccines for 2023-2024 manufactured by ModernaTX Inc. and Pfizer Inc. Consistent with the totality of the evidence and input from the FDA’s expert advisors, these vaccines have been updated to include a monovalent (single) component that corresponds to the Omicron variant XBB.1.5.

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The Trump Administration Orders hospitals to bypass the CDC when sharing COVID-19 data with the US government

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Ridgewood NJ, the debate has begun to rage over the accuracy of the COVID 19 numbers, both for deaths and number of cases .  many claim there is an inconsistency with data collection with  some states count presumed coronavirus deaths along with confirmed cases under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance issued last month and other states don’t count those deaths.

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