A Doctor's Note on Coronavirus

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Washington, December 15, 2020 | comments

December 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) is scheduled to meet on Dec. 17 to discuss an emergency use authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The FDA’s initial review of data this morning indicated that the vaccine is safe and effective. The FDA posted materials for the public to review on the VRBPAC meeting.

National Updates
The FDA issued emergency use authorization for the first over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Report recommending that people 16 and older should use the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization launched to provide the public with evidence-based information about the vaccine development, safety, efficacy, availability and affordability.

Until next time, this is your doctor's note.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

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