The covid-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide and has dramatically changed the way we live our lives. as the world races to develop a vaccine, there have been many updates and developments around its progress. in this article, we will look at the latest covid-19 pandemic updates and vaccine development news.
Update on covid-19 cases
According to the world health organization (who), as of september 2021, there have been over 226 million confirmed cases of covid-19 and over 4.6 million deaths globally. in the united states, over 42 million people have been infected, with over 679,000 deaths reported.
Development of covid-19 vaccine
The development of a covid-19 vaccine has been a top priority for governments, researchers and pharmaceutical companies since the covid-19 pandemic began. currently, there are several vaccines approved for emergency use, including moderna, pfizer-biontech, johnson & johnson, and astrazeneca.
In august 2021, the u.s. food and drug administration (fda) granted full approval of pfizer-biontech’s covid-19 vaccine for people 16 years and older. this marks the first covid-19 vaccine to receive full approval from the fda. it is expected that this approval will encourage more americans to get vaccinated against covid-19.
Recent developments in covid-19 vaccines
In recent weeks, there have been many updates in the covid-19 vaccine development. pfizer-biontech has submitted data to the fda for a booster dose of its vaccine to increase immunity against covid-19. moderna has also submitted data for a booster dose of its vaccine.
In addition, pfizer and biontech announced that their covid-19 vaccine showed great potential in clinical trials for children aged 5 to 11. the companies plan to submit their data to the fda in the coming weeks to seek authorization for use in this age group.
The covid-19 pandemic has been an ongoing health crisis worldwide, but the development of vaccines has been a beacon of hope. as more and more people get vaccinated, there is hope that the pandemic will come to an end. the latest covid-19 pandemic updates and vaccine development news show that progress is being made. stay informed and stay safe.