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The scientist behind Pfizer's vaccine says people will likely need a third COVID-19 shot along with yearly doses

15 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement People are likely going to need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and then annual shots, similar to the seasonal flu, said the scientist behind the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine.
BioNTech's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ozlem Tureci told CNBC Wednesday that immunity to the virus will wane over time.
"We see this waning of immune responses also in people who were just infected, and therefore also expected with the vaccines," Tureci told CNBC's Kelly Evans on The Exchange.
BioNTech did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on the matter.
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Moderna COVID vaccines improperly stored at Fort Meade; Recipients will likely need third dose

Moderna COVID vaccines improperly stored at Fort Meade; Recipients will likely need third dose

15 days ago   |   By Baltimore Sun

Department of Defense employees, veterans and members of the military community who received COVID-19 vaccines at Fort George G. Meade between April 7-12 will likely need to get a third dose after Kimbrough Ambulatory Center discovered vials of the Moderna vaccine were improperly stored.
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Trump DOJ secretly pulled Washington Post reporter phone records, and tried...

Trump DOJ secretly pulled Washington Post reporter phone records, and tried to score email records

Summary List Placement In the early days of the Trump administration, the Justice Department covertly pulled phone records from several Washington Post journalists and also... Read more ...

The economist who was off by 1.8 million in Friday's jobs report explains...

The economist who was off by 1.8 million in Friday's jobs report explains why she's doubling down on her call for stellar job growth

Summary List Placement Having the least-correct forecast for April payrolls isn't swaying Aneta Markowska, chief economist at Jefferies. The US added just 266,000 payrolls last... Read more ...

Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs after dismal jobs report gives Fed more...

Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs after dismal jobs report gives Fed more breathing room

Summary List Placement The Dow Jones and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Friday after a weak April jobs report gave the Federal Reserve breathing room to continue with its... Read more ...

Threats against members of Congress have increased 107% since 2020 and are...

Threats against members of Congress have increased 107% since 2020 and are expected to keep rising, US Capitol Police say

Summary List Placement The number of threats against members of Congress have increased 107% since last year, US Capitol Police said on Friday. "The number of threats made... Read more ...

Gold spikes as as 'epic' miss in April jobs report eases worries about a Fed...

Gold spikes as as 'epic' miss in April jobs report eases worries about a Fed rate hike

Summary List Placement Gold prices jumped Friday after the weak US monthly jobs report tamped down expectations of an interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve, making the... Read more ...

Dan Kamensky, the hedge fund manager who said 'maybe I should go to jail,'...

Dan Kamensky, the hedge fund manager who said 'maybe I should go to jail,' is sentenced to 6 months in prison

Summary List Placement After nine months, Dan Kamensky's prediction came true. The founder of distress hedge fund Marble Ridge Capital received a prison sentence of six months... Read more ...

The WHO is granting emergency use of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

The WHO is granting emergency use of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Summary List Placement A World Health Organization panel has authorized the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine made by China's Sinopharm. The vaccine was developed by... Read more ...

The Chamber of Commerce calls for an end to $300 federal unemployment...

The Chamber of Commerce calls for an end to $300 federal unemployment benefits after April's lackluster jobs report

Summary List Placement The Chamber of Commerce called for an end to the $300-per-week federal unemployment benefit on Friday, assailing it as an obstacle to the economic... Read more ...

US job growth unexpectedly softens, falling far below expectations

US job growth unexpectedly softens, falling far below expectations

Despite bullish predictions and the recovery of the US economy, job growth slowed in April compared to a month earlier, figures released by the Labor Department show. According... Read more ...

The disappointing April jobs report showed gains were mainly in leisure and...

The disappointing April jobs report showed gains were mainly in leisure and hospitality

Summary List Placement The leisure and hospitality sector was the only major industry to see a six-digit job gain between March and April. The US added just 266,000 nonfarm... Read more ...