U.S. FDA official warns of possibility of coronavirus pandemic
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official on Wednesday pointed to the spread of the new coronavirus to six of the world's seven continents as he warned of the potential for a global pandemic.
The CDC said on Monday there were 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the US. This is apart from the 39 cases among those evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. It also excludes anyone who traveled to the city of Wuhan in China. The 14 confirmed cases included two new cases from...
Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE said on Monday two of their experimental coronavirus vaccines received 'fast track' designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speeding up the regulatory review process. Jillian Kitchener has more.
Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on Sunday it was "too early to tell" if it would be safe for people to attend August's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday didn't defend a claim recently made by President Donald Trump. But according to CNN, he didn't support it, either. Dr. Stephen Hahn is a member of the White House coronavirus task force. At a White House Independence Day event on Saturday, Trump made an unfounded claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless.' In a CNN interview with Dana Bash on Sunday, Dr.
Gilead is the pharmaceutical company behind a drug that’s been approved for COVID emergencies. The FDA officially announced the medicine could be used in treating COVID-19 patients. Gilead has now announced the drug will cost $3,120 per typical treatment course for insured individuals. Research has indicated the drug could cut the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. It could shorten satsy by several days, reports Gizmodo.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases this coming week. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.