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Dr. Anthony Fauci, 'America's doctor,' feeling 'really poorly' after COVID rebound

Double-boostered & now on 2nd course of Paxlovid.

'America's doctor' feeling 'really poorly' after COVID rebound

BMJ Senior Editor: COVID vaccines more likely to put you in hospital than keep you out

New study shows over 8 per 10,000 net increase in hospitalization following vaccination.

'COVID vax more likely to put you in hospital than keep you out'

Pfizer's profits from Russia to help Ukrainians

Key COVID vaccine producer to cease supplying Russia, putting strain on Russian pharma companies.

Pfizer's profits from Russia to help Ukrainians

A look at Pfizer documents released by FDA following court order

Dr. John Campbell analyzes Pfizer data used by FDA to license COVID shot, detailing adverse effects in first months of its use.

A look at Pfizer documents released by FDA following court orderplayer

Expiration date for Israel's Pfizer shots extended by two weeks

Expiration date for some 250,000 shots reportedly extended by two weeks amid major decline in demand for the shots.

Expiration date for Israel's Pfizer shots extended by two weeks

Israeli researchers develop noninvasive test for gut inflammation

A new method of characterizing immune cells shed in the stool could facilitate diagnosis and improve treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Israeli researchers develop noninvasive gut inflammation test

Court rules FDA must accelerate release of Pfizer documents

US district judge rules FDA must produce 55,000 pages of Pfizer data per month, rejecting FDA request to produce only 500 pages per month.

Court rules FDA must accelerate release of Pfizer documents

FDA report finds all-cause mortality higher among vaccinated

FDA report shows Pfizer's clinical trials found 24% higher all-cause mortality rate among the vaccinated compared to placebo group.

Pfizer Tests: All-cause mortality higher among the vaccinated

Israel to purchase Pfizer's new anti-COVID drug

Health Min. to purchase thousands of doses of new anti-coronavirus drug - but only after FDA approval, report says.

Israel to purchase Pfizer's new anti-COVID drug

Pfizer says new anti-COVID pill is 'a game-changer'

New experimental COVID pill, which uses low dose of HIV drug, is said to cut risk of death for high-risk patients by 89%.

Pfizer says new anti-COVID pill is 'a game-changer'

Pfizer raises COVID shot sales forecast

Pfizer says it expects $36 billion in sales from COVID shot in 2021 and another $29 billion in 2022.

Pfizer raises COVID shot sales forecastplayer

Dave Rubin: Pfizer conflict of interest in plain sight

Dave Rubin shares video highlighting Pfizer’s conflict of interest with the news media.

Dave Rubin: Pfizer conflict of interest in plain sightplayer

Bennett to Pfizer CEO: Speed up vaccine approval for children

Israeli PM speaks with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla about possibility of vaccinating children under 12, providing 3rd vaccine doses.

Bennett to Pfizer CEO: Speed up vaccine approval for children

EU looks into Pfizer, Moderna shot side effects

Europe's drugs regulator said it was looking into three new conditions reported by a small number of recipients of Pfizer and Moderna shots.

EU looks into Pfizer, Moderna shot side effectsplayer

Pfizer funding Israeli research - but not on their vaccines

Researchers who led serological study which tipped the scale in favor of a third dose of vaccines received funding from Pfizer, report says.

Pfizer funding Israeli research -  but not on their vaccines

Netanyahu: Get the 3rd vaccine dose right now

Opposition leader says after talking with Pfizer CEO and other experts that the over-50 population must receive a 3rd vaccine shot.

Netanyahu: Get the 3rd vaccine dose right now

US officials: No need for 3rd vaccine dose

Officials meet with Pfizer representatives, conclude no need for fully vaccinated citizens to get another jab at this time.

US officials: No need for 3rd vaccine dose

Study: Pfizer less effective against Delta strain

An Israeli study found that the vaccine is substantially less effective against the more infectious delta strain, raising new questions.

Study: Pfizer less effective against Delta strainplayer

Bennett discusses possible vaccine trade with Pfizer CEO

Israeli PM speaks with Pfizer CEO in bid to solve 'vaccine crisis', including possible trades.

Bennett, Pfizer CEO mull possible vaccine trade

Pfizer rejects Israel's request to use vaccines beyond expiration date

Israel will have to throw out hundreds of thousands of vaccines which are nearing their expiration date.

Pfizer rejects Israel's request to extend vaccines beyond July

Pfizer to apply for approval to vaccinate children aged 2-11

Pfizer working on vaccine with longer refrigerator life, will apply for approval to vaccinate younger children this fall, CEO says.

Pfizer to apply for approval to vaccinate children aged 2-11

2nd round of COVID vaccinations in Israel to include children

Netanyahu announced the purchase of millions of additional doses of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines ahead of 2nd round of COVID boosters.

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9 million vaccines: New details on Pfizer deal

Netanyahu, Pfizer CEO agreed on Independence Day on new deal which would circumvent Gantz veto.

9 million vaccines: New details on Pfizer deal

Israel, Pfizer reach agreement for millions of vaccines in 2022

New vaccines will ensure Israeli population maintains immunity against the coronavirus for the future.

Israel, Pfizer reach agreement for millions of vaccines in 2022

Pfizer CEO: 3rd vaccine dose may be necessary after 12 months

Albert Bourla says people may have to receive the COVID vaccine every year to ensure immunity remains.

Pfizer CEO: 3rd vaccine dose may be necessary after 12 months

Senior physician on vaccines: A modern day miracle

Head of Shaare Tzedek's Liver Unit discusses the Pfizer vaccine and the Israeli vaccine mission.

Senior physician on vaccines: A modern day miracle player

Report: Israel hasn't paid for 1.5 million coronavirus vaccines

Pfizer fumes at Israel for delaying payment for previous vaccine shipment, halts shipments until issue is resolved.

Report: Israel hasn't paid for 1.5 million coronavirus vaccines

Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

Pharmaceutical giant stops deliveries pending Israeli government approval of new deals to purchase vaccines.

Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 91% effective, has no serious safety concerns, even six months after second dose, new findings show.

Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

The vaccines are here because of Bibi

Many refuse to give the PM any credit for the success of Israel's vaccination campaign despite the words of Pfizer's CEO. Op Ed

The vaccines are here because of Bibi

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug enters early trials

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 antiviral therapy drug could be given to patients at the first sign of infection, the drug maker said on Tuesday.

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug enters early trials

Pfizer execs thank Israel for data

Heads of major vaccine producers say they expect Israeli data to help the rest of the world beat COVID-19.

Pfizer execs thank Israel for data

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla: 'Israel has become world's lab right now'

'A lot of indicators' tell us vaccine provides 'protection against the transmission' of coronavirus, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says.

Pfizer CEO: 'Israel has become world's lab'player

A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe

'We believe the third dose will raise antibody response ten- to twenty-fold,' Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says.

A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe

Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces serious cases, mortality by 90%

Senior Health Ministry officials work with Pfizer on study which shows high vaccine effectiveness in reducing overall infection.

Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces mortality by 90%

Suspicions grow that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine nanoparticles trigger rare allergic reactions

Science Magazine: Some suspect polyethylene glycol may have triggered severe reactions in at least 8 who received shot in past 2 weeks.

Nanoparticles in Pfizer vaccine may trigger allergic reactions

Vaccination in Israel: Challenging mortality figures?

Analysis by infectious disease specialist claims mismatch between data published by authorities and reality on the ground.

Vaccination in Israel: Challenging mortality figures?

Pfizer: Vaccine effective against South African mutation

Initial study by Pfizer shows company vaccine seems to be effective against South African coronavirus mutation.

Pfizer: Vaccine effective against South African mutation

Study: Pfizer vaccine is effective against UK COVID mutation

Lab study by vaccine's developer suggests vaccine is likely effective against the rapid-spreading COVID mutation identified in the UK.

Study: Pfizer vaccine is effective against UK COVID mutation

Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'

'It's an aggregate information-sharing agreement with Pfizer,' Health Ministry responds to Helsinki Committee report.

Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'