Merck Says Covid Pill Is Less Effective In A Recent Analysis

Pharmaceutical company Merck said on friday He said the antiviral pill reduced the risk of hospitalization and death among high-risk Covid patients by 30 percent, down from an earlier estimate of 50 percent, in a recent analysis of a clinical trial. The low efficacy is a disappointment for the drug known as molnupiravir, which health …

Fed Analysis Suggests Biden’s Stimulus Boosts Inflation

Inflation is likely receiving a temporary boost from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package the Biden administration launched earlier this year, according to new San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank research released Monday. The analysis could spark heated debate in Washington about whether the administration’s policies are contributing to a rise in prices. critics Government spending …

FDA Analysis Suggests J. & J. Submits Weak Data for Boosters

In a new analysis, the Food and Drug Administration questioned the strength of the evidence Johnson & Johnson provided in its application for booster shots. Suggesting that a key test used by the company was probably not sensitive enough, the agency added that it did not have enough time to independently review most of the …

Climate Change Impacted Western Heat Wave, Analysis Findings

An international team of climate researchers said Wednesday that the extraordinary heatwave that scorched the Pacific Northwest last week would certainly not have happened without global warming. The temperatures were so extreme—including readings of 116 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland, Ore., and a Canadian record of 121 degrees in British Columbia—that researchers had a hard time …