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Pfizer Requests Approval for Extra Booster; Reports of Possible Deal for Vaccine Patent Waiver at WTO

HeadlineMar 16, 2022

In other coronavirus news, Pfizer-BioNTech has requested emergency use authorization from the FDA for an additional vaccine booster dose for adults 65 and older.

Meanwhile, in Florida, Raul Pino, the health administrator for Orange County, has been reinstated. Pino had been suspended after promoting vaccines to his staff.

In global pandemic news, there are reports of a possible breakthrough in discussions at the World Trade Organization for an intellectual property waiver for COVID vaccines. The waiver would reportedly only apply to vaccines in its initial phase and would be limited to certain countries. The deal still needs to be approved by EU countries and some WTO members.

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