Pfizer Director Albert Borla announced that he had contracted the virus, after he had received 4 doses of his company's vaccine, so what does this mean?

And what treatment did he receive?

And where did the work on a Corona vaccine for Omicron arrive?

And Burla had said in a press release published by Pfizer’s website on Monday, “I would like to inform the public that I have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. It has very mild symptoms.

I would like to let you know that I have tested positive for #COVID19.

I am thankful to have received four doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and I am feeling well while experiencing very mild symptoms.

I am isolating and have started a course of Paxlovid.

— Albert Bourla (@AlbertBourla) August 15, 2022

Does Borla's infection with corona, despite receiving vaccinations, mean that it is ineffective?

No, Corona vaccines are effective, they reduce the risk of infection, and when infected, they reduce the risk of developing the disease and the occurrence of serious complications that may end in hospitalization or death.

It can be seen that the symptoms that appeared on Borla are very mild.

What treatment did Burla receive for Corona?

"I started a course of Paxlovid™," Borla said.

Paxilvid is a pre-packaged nirmatrelvir and ritonavir tablet that has an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (EUA) for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and children who They test positive for coronavirus and are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death.

How old and weight must a patient be to receive baxlovid?

Patients must be 12 years or older and weigh at least 88 lbs (40 kg), according to a report on the Drugs website.

Baxlovid should be taken as soon as possible after a diagnosis of COVID-19.

How does baxlovid work?

Paxilvid contains two medicines: nirmatilvir and ritonavir.

Nirmatilvir works by inhibiting the replication of the coronavirus in the early stages of the disease to prevent progression to severe COVID-19.

Ritonavir is taken in combination with nirimatilvir to help slow the metabolism so it remains active in the body for a longer period of time at higher concentrations to help fight the virus.

How is baxlovid taken?

Paxilovide consists of two medicines: nirimatilvir and ritonavir.

Take two pink tablets of nirmatilvir and one white tablet of ritonavir by mouth twice each day (in the morning and in the evening) for 5 days.

For each dose, take all 3 tablets at the same time.

If you have kidney disease, talk to your healthcare provider.

You may need a different dose.

The tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not chew, break or crush the tablets.

Baxlovid is taken with or without food.

Where did the work on a Corona vaccine for Omicron arrive?

The United Kingdom's Drugs Regulatory Authority announced yesterday, Monday, that it has approved an advanced vaccine produced by Moderna against Covid that targets the mutant Omicron in addition to the original virus.

And the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said - in a statement - that it approved the booster doses of the vaccine for adults "after concluding that they comply with the authority's standards for safety, quality and efficacy."

The first "dual" vaccine against Covid

The Moderna vaccine is the first "dual" vaccine against Covid approved by the British Authority.

The agency's chief executive, John Ren, said clinical test data showed it triggers a "strong immune response" against the original virus and omicron and will provide a "useful tool in our arsenal" as the virus continues to evolve.

Stefan Bancel, CEO of Moderna, expressed in a statement the American company's "happiness" with the decision, which he said was "the first approval of a dual vaccine containing Omicron."

While vaccines have helped reduce hospitalizations and deaths from Covid, currently available vaccines mainly target previous versions of the virus.

The World Health Organization warned last July that the epidemic was "far from over" due to the outbreak of Omicron mutant and the lifting of restrictions.

Half of Moderna's dual vaccine targets the original 2020 virus, and the other half is the mutated Omicron BA1 (BA.1).

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency reported that the vaccine was found to produce a "good response" against two Omicron sub-mutants, BA.4 and BA.5, which are partly responsible for the new wave of infections. epidemic in Europe and the United States.

She also mentioned that receiving the vaccine is accompanied by "usually mild" side effects caused by the original Moderna vaccine.