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Pfizer Starts Testing Omicron Vaccine; FDA Halts Use of 2 Antibody Therapies

HeadlineJan 26, 2022

In medical news, Pfizer-BioNTech launched their trial of an Omicron-specific vaccine.

Meanwhile, the FDA withdrew emergency use authorizations for COVID antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly, saying they don’t work against Omicron. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed the move, threatening a possible lawsuit, even as the two affected drug companies did not dispute the findings, with Eli Lilly agreeing with the FDA decision. The White House labeled DeSantis’s response as “crazy.”

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