Tag: Infectious disease

  • Southern Hemisphere Flu Season Bodes Ill for U.S.

    Key Points: COVID In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss flu season in the Southern Hemisphere. Read more below. Serious adverse events rare after COVID-19 boosters in young kids. Data collected from two vaccine safety surveillance programs in the first 10 weeks of administration of third doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 to US children aged […]

  • Question on COVID Transmission from Packaging Resurfaces

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss the possibility of COVID transmission from packaging. Read more below. Nitric oxide boosts oxygen in pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia. Inhaled high-dose nitric oxide (INO200) safely shortened time on supplemental oxygen and hospital stays among pregnant women diagnosed as having severe bilateral COVID-19 pneumonia, suggests a […]

  • COVID-19 & Monkeypox Updates

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we provide updates on COVID-19 and Monkeypox. Read more below. Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting COVID-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response. A modified booster shot targeting Omicron specifically increased neutralizing antibody levels 13.5 to 19.6 times higher than the current shot. A booster targeting both Omicron and the original virus increased […]

  • Monkeypox: Steps Businesses Can Take to Keep Risk Low

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss the low risk of monkeypox in the US, and what businesses can do to keep it low. Read more below. Omicron is as much as 50% less likely to lead to long COVID, study finds. The numbers of individuals that were infected with Omicron were more […]

  • COVID Trends Continue, but Severity Remains Low

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss the current data on COVID case rates and hospitalizations. Read more below. FDA committee approves Moderna COVID vaccine for kids 6 to 17. Previously only Pfizer was approved for ages 5-17 and the CDC had recommended that age range receive a single-dose booster. The CDC reports […]

  • Monkeypox: What It Is and How It Spreads

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss the recent monkeypox outbreak. Read more below. In-utero COVID exposure tied to language, motor delays by 1 year. Infants born to mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy were more likely to receive a neurodevelopmental diagnosis by 1 year of age, regardless of whether they were born […]

  • COVID U.S.: Surge Moving Westward; BA.4 and BA.5 Increasing

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss the westward movement of COVID and increase of BA.4 and BA. 5 in the U.S. Read more below. Reporting Home COVID Test Results Can Be Confusing. Here’s How to Do It. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “strongly encourages” everyone who self-tests to report their […]

  • Defending Against Infectious Disease

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendation for Industry, we discuss defending against infectious disease. Read more below. COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy may protect infants. The COVID-19 vaccination has shown through a study performed by JAMA Internal Medicine that it can protect babies for their first 4 months of life. Protection for infants was 33% during the […]

  • Keeping Ill Workers Home Reduces Transmission of Both Infectious and Foodborne Diseases

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss keeping ill workers home to reduce both infectious and foodborne diseases. Read more below. To handle the rise in COVID-19 cases, the U.S. government is again sending free COVID-19 tests to U.S. households. In this 3rd round of free at-home tests, you will receive 8 tests […]

  • Weekly COVID Matrix Shows “Smoldering” of Cases

    Key Points: In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the slight increase in cases around the U.S. Read more below. The FDA is warning consumers of counterfeit over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostics (at-home) tests. Find out more about the tests that are now considered counterfeit. As consumers also have been wondering about the shelf-life/expiration of their at-home […]