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FDA Approves JAK Inhibitor and Remdesivir Combo for Severe COVID-19 Cases

Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis.

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Pfizer Announces Vaccine Candidate Was Found to be 90% Effective

Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis.

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Unprecedented Vaccine Trials On Track to Begin Delivering Results

In a matter of weeks, one of the most closely watched human experiments in history will start to report early results, with data on prospective coronavirus vaccines possibly coming this month or in November from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the biotechnology company Moderna.

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The Practical Merits of Residential Dental Hygienists Charting Career Paths with Public or Private Dental Practices

This stands as one of the forefront questions for recent graduates from dental-hygiene programs (now holding associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees), as they weigh the pros and cons of pursuing full-time, part-time or project-based employment between the two business realms.

In one respect, there may be a prohibitive disparity when pondering the two career avenues. According to RDH Magazine, a publication specializing in matters pertaining to Resident Dental Hygienists, a recent survey revealed that 85 percent of dental-hygiene workers opted for the ‘private’ side of singular dental practices, or Dental Support Organizations (corporate entities).

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Dentists Observing an Increase in Teeth Grinding, Other Dental Damage with Customers During the Pandemic

New data from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute indicates that there has been an rise in stress-related dental conditions, like tooth grinding and cracking, during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the data, which was collected by the ADA Health Policy Institute via a survey sent to thousands of U.S. dentists, responding dentists have seen cases of tooth grinding and clenching rise by 59.4%, with instances of both cracked and chipped teeth rising by 53.4% each. There has also been an increase in cavities, gum disease, and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

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White House Officials Reverse Course, Approve Stricter Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine Makers

The Food and Drug Administration released new guidelines on Tuesday for coronavirus vaccine developers — a step that had been held up for two weeks by top White House officials. The guidelines make it highly unlikely that a vaccine could be authorized by Election Day. The move, which was cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, appeared to be an abrupt reversal a day after The New York Times reported that White House officials, including Mark Meadows, the chief of staff, were blocking the guidelines. Top F.D.A. officials were caught by surprise when they learned midafternoon that the new guidelines had been cleared.

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