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The Med & Mic™ 02.01.22

The Med & Mic™ 02.01.22

Medical and Health News Updates

From Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC


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Two Vaccines Advance

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, received full FDA approval for adults and is now the second fully approved COVID vaccine in the U.S. Meanwhile, a vaccine by Novavax is up for emergency use authorization. It works differently than the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. It delivers nanoparticles of the virus’ spike protein to the immune system. It requires two doses, 21 days apart, and can be stored in the refrigerator. In clinical trials, it was 90% effective at preventing COVID infection. “The public can be reassured that Spikevax meets the FDA’s high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing,” says acting FDA commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock in an article from Reuters. The Novavax vaccine has already received the equivalent to emergency use authorization in Europe and the equivalent to full approval in South Korea. More in STAT News.

Celebrity Corner

Former Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, died by suicide on Sunday. She was a correspondent for Extra, and a civil attorney who did legal work for prisoners who may have been unjustly sentenced. More from CNN.

Jimin of the K-Pop group BTS is in the hospital recuperating from surgery for appendicitis. He also tested positive for COVID. More in Rolling Stone.

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