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Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID for a second time

Stock Markets Sep 24, 2022 05:20PM ET
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(Reuters) -Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19.

"I’m feeling well and symptom free," Bourla said in a statement.

Bourla, 60, back in August had contacted COVID and had started a course of the company's oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid.

Paxlovid is an antiviral medication that is used to treat high-risk people, such as older patients.

Bourla has received four doses of the COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and its German partner BioNTech.

The chief executive said he has not yet taken the new bivalent booster.

Developed by Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) and the team of Pfizer and BioNTech, the new so-called bivalent shots aim to tackle the BA.5 and BA.4 Omicron subvariants, which make up 84.8% and 1.8%, respectively, of all circulating variants in the United States, based on latest data.

"I’ve not had the new bivalent booster yet, as I was following CDC guidelines to wait three months since my previous COVID case which was back in mid-August," Bourla added.

In August, the FDA authorized Pfizer and Moderna's updated booster shots that target the dominant BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants.

A federal health agency said this week that over 25 million doses of the so-called bivalent shots had been sent out. That consisted of mostly the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, as production of the Moderna vaccine ramps up.

Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID for a second time
 

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Stephen Fa
Stephen Fa Sep 25, 2022 2:51PM ET
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Complete PR propaganda from big pharma and leftist media.
Terry Ryan
Terry Ryan Sep 24, 2022 10:42PM ET
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isnt he fully vaxxed and triple boosted?how is this possible? 🤣
Douglas Schoen
Douglas Schoen Sep 24, 2022 9:57PM ET
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who cares
Casador Del Oso
Casador Del Oso Sep 24, 2022 6:16PM ET
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2 more times and he'll be tied with Joe
cosmic osmosis
cosmic osmosis Sep 24, 2022 5:45PM ET
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Nice vax ya got there. This-is-NO vax folks. It's a therapeutic at best. And covid is no worse than any other corona viruses now.  Yes, corona viruses have always been able to put some people down, but mostly the elderly and that's the way it is and always has been. Destroying peoples lives, liberty, freedom and kids' education because of this is a travesty. And it was the DEMS/LEFT that pushed it the hardest. FACT!
taylor jason
taylor jason Sep 24, 2022 5:45PM ET
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the vaccine debate has been dead for close to a year now. everything is literally back to normal in all states. people such as yourself just like to hear themselves talk with their incoherent rants, nonsensically blaming liberals and everyone else
Stephen Fa
Stephen Fa Sep 24, 2022 5:45PM ET
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No, it's not. It's still being pushed despite so many adverse events and no real clinical trials for new boosters.
Will Am
Will Am Sep 24, 2022 5:15PM ET
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So much so for the Pfizer vaccine
James W
James W Sep 24, 2022 4:50PM ET
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if he's symptom free, why would he be tested?
Hunt Richardson
Hunt Richardson Sep 24, 2022 4:50PM ET
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as a safety precaution considering his age and position. also you can be contagious without having symptoms
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James W Sep 24, 2022 4:50PM ET
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Hunt Richardson  myth, if you're asymptomatic, you won't spread it.
 
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