Pfizer plans to manufacture up to 100 million doses of Omicron-specific vaccine by spring

Pfizer is racing ahead with plans to manufacture to 100 million doses of a new Omicron-specific version of its coronavirus vaccine.

Pfizer also is testing hybrid combinations of vaccine to target multiple coronavirus forms, as well as larger doses.

Pfizer says Omicron-specific vaccine will be ready in March 2022

Pfizer said the vaccine will also target the other variants that are circulating; and that it is still not clear whether or not an Omicron vaccine is needed or how it would be used, but Pfizer will have some doses ready since some countries want it ready as soon as possible.

At the medical practice of Vidal Concierge, located in Juno Beach of sunny Florida, we monitor closely these developments as we advise patients who seek a concierge doctor in Jupiter or nearby areas.

According to Dr. Yael Vidal, who leads this practice, many residents of the area who search for a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens are asking for advice with regard to Covid-related questions or inquiries. The concierge medicine services are tailored to their needs.

People who live in this region, and desire a concierge internist in Palm Beach or Jupiter, often address their medical needs to Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Concierge.

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FDA approves eye drops that can replace reading glasses for millions

A new FDA-approved eye drop hitting can change the lives of millions of Americans having age-related blurred near vision, a condition affecting mostly people 40 and older.

Vuity, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October, would potentially replace reading glasses for some of the approximately 128 million Americans who have trouble seeing close-up. The new medicine takes effect in about 15 minutes, with one drop on each eye providing sharper vision for a period of 6 to 10 hours.

Vuity is the first FDA-approved eye drop to treat age-related blurry near vision, also known as presbyopia. The prescription drug utilizes the eye’s natural ability to reduce its pupil size, explains Dr. George Waring, the principal investigator for the trial. “Reducing the pupil size expands the depth of field or the depth of focus, and that allows you to focus at different ranges naturally.”

Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Medical Concierge has updated her clients, who seek a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens, with regard to this exciting development. The potential of this particular type of eye drops to help people in need sounds promising.

Furthermore, Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach regularly advises to its patients, particularly those who search for a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter or in Juno beach, with regard to their medical conditions. This important update can be relevant to many such patients and people.

Additionally, explained Doctor Yael Vidal, a concierge doctor who is a Board Certified Physician and typically helps patients and local residents who need a Concierge Internist in Palm Beach area, this interesting development may be relevant to the particular age group mentioned above.

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Environmental factors are significant contributors to heart disease

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death around the world. The mitigation of CVDs has typically focused on making individual lifestyle changes. However, some environmental factors — such as pollution and climate change — also significantly contribute to a person’s risk of developing CVDs.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CVDs are the leading cause of death globally. CVDs affect the blood vessels and heart; they increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, which account for 4 out of every 5 deaths due to CVDs.

A new research explains that environmental factors typically increase the risk of CVDs by increasing stress hormone signaling, oxidative stress, and inflammation. The researchers identified four key environmental factors that contribute to CVDs: Air pollution, Noise pollution, Light pollution, and Climate change.

At the medical concierge office of Dr Yael Vidal, located in Juno Beach, Florida, emphasis is put on explaining the importance of such risk factors to patients who search for a concierge doctor in Palm Beach Gardens or the nearby areas.

In fact, Dr. Vidal often discusses with her patients, including people who search for concierge physician in Jupiter or Tequesta, to take into account health risks that derive from smoking and drinking alcohol, and to attempt to adopt a healthy or healthier lifestyle in order to support their well-being.

At the Vidal Concierge office in South Florida, patients who seek a local concierge doctor for women in Palm Beach or Jupiter often ask Dr. Yael Vidal for her medical input with regard to such environmental risk factors.

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FDA Advisers Endorse Pfizer COVID Booster Only For Those 65 And Over Or At Risk

FDA advisers have decided to recommend COVID-19 booster shot for people who are 65 years or older, or to people who run a high risk of severe disease; but they reject broad approval of the COVID-19 booster shot to the general population.

The panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted recently to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans who are 65 and older and for those who are at high risk of severe illness, after also overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval of the booster shot to all people.

The panel also recommended that the FDA would include healthcare workers and others at high risk of occupational exposure to COVID-19, such as teachers.

Vidal Medical Concierge of Juno Beach, Florida, is monitoring closely the news and updates with regard to COVID-19 shots and booster shots. The office is advising to patients who seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter, Florida or in nearby town, and such patients often ask for medical advice with regard to COVID-19.

Additionally, Dr. Yael Vidal provides medical advice to residents who are looking for a Palm Beach Gardens concierge physician, as her office is located nearby and many residents of Palm Beach Gardens or North Palm Beach can easily and quickly access it. Similarly, people who live in West Palm Beach or people seeking a Palm Beach Concierge Doctor often approach Vidal Medical Concierge for such services and medical advice.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may provide years of protection from COVID-19

A new small-scale study suggests that mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 may offer long-term protection, as long as the virus does not evolve significantly.

The Pfizer / BioNtech and vaccine, as well as the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, will likely provide protection against the coronavirus for several years, if it does not evolve significantly, a small new study suggests.

The level of protection depends on several factors, for example: how much and how quickly the virus evolves, as well as on how robust different types of vaccines are in spurring a lasting immune response. The Pfizer / BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines, utilize a new platform known as messenger RNA (mRNA) to train the human immune system to fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Accordingly, Vidal Medical Concierge is following up on these developments with regard to COVID-19 and the available vaccinations against it. Dr. Yael Vidal advises patients who seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter or in the nearby area, and who request medical advice or medical assistance.

It is important for patients to be up to date with regard to medical advice and medical developments, especially at time of the pandemic, which may cause various concerns to patients who search for a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens or in its vicinity.

For this reason, for people or patients who look for the services of a Medical Concierge in West Palm Beach or in the nearby Juno Beach or North Palm Beach, it may be beneficial to consider Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach as a great opportunity.

Pfizer says Covid vaccine is 100 percent effective in children ages 12 to 15

More than 2,200 young teenagers were enrolled in the Pfizer vaccine trial in the U.S. About half got the real shots, while the others got placebo shots. Pfizer said 18 cases of Covid-19 were reported among the teenagers who got the placebo, compared with none in those who got the real vaccine.

The company plans to request emergency use authorization for 12- to 15-year-olds in the coming weeks. The vaccine, given in two doses three weeks apart, is already cleared for emergency use in people ages 16 and up.

Patients in Palm Beach County, including those who are interested in Concierge Doctor in Jupiter, often inquire with Dr. Yael Vidal regarding updates in this important medical field. Indeed, Vidal Medical Concierge is a leading provider of concierge medicine services to the residents of the area who seek a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens or nearby regions.

Dr. Vidal often explains to her patients the latest research findings that are emerge in this important topic, and ensure that they are up to date with information. Patients who live in the county, and particularly those who need a concierge internist in Juno Beach or nearby, often choose Vidal Concierge for their medical needs. Keeping up to date with recent developments is extremely important to patients.

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CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers. These groups are more likely to be exposed to the virus because of their occupations.

The study checked the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among 3,950 study participants in six states.

Following the second dose of vaccine (the recommended number of doses), the risk of infection was reduced by 90 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.

Following a single dose of either vaccine, the participants’ risk of infection was reduced by 80 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.

Dr. Yael Vidal, who leads and manages Vidal Medical Concierge in Juno Beach, explained this to patients who seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter or nearby areas. Patients continue to inquire about such data, as the pandemic of Covid-19 continues to spread on a daily basis and continues to infect residents of Palm Beach County as well as other regions in Florida and the nation.

The effectiveness of vaccines is an important piece of information that many patients, who search for a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens or in West Palm Beach, request to know.

Dr. Vidal explained to her patients, who often request the advice of Concierge Medicine in Palm Beach, the importance of getting vaccinated and the effectiveness of such vaccines.

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GSK and Vir to seek emergency use clearance for COVID-19 antibody therapy

GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology announced that they will immediately request emergency-use authorization in the USA after they finished a late-stage study early, based on the recommendation of an independent monitoring board. VIR-7831 has reduced the number of patients who were hospitalized or died by 85%, compared to placebo.

Antibody treatments are configured to decrease the severity of COVID-19 among patients who were already diagnosed with the infection. Dr. Yael Vidal, who is a board-certified internist advising patients who seek a concierge doctor in Jupiter Florida or in nearby areas, explained to some of her patience the importance of this positive result.

The two companies also said that a new laboratory study showed that the therapy, VIR-7831, was equally effective against the UK variant, the South African variant, and the Brazilian variant of the COVID-19 virus.

This new move brings the antibody therapy for Covid-19 one step closer to becoming yet another weapon against the CoronaVirus pandemic. It joins similar therapies that were introduced by Eli Lilly and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, receiving recommendations from U.S. and European health regulators earlier.

This antibody treatment was developed under a collaboration between Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline, explains Dr. Vidal to patients searching for a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens. The fresh recommendation was based on an interim analysis of the data collected from 583 patients, wherein the analysis demonstrated a reduction of 85% in hospitalization or death in the VIR-7831 arm compared to placebo.

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Coronavirus cases decline across U.S., but experts urge caution

In the last 14 days, according to data compiled by NBC News, coronavirus cases have declined to varying degrees in all 50 states.

The average number of daily new coronavirus cases in the United States fell below 100,000 Friday for the first time in months, according to an NBC News tally.

However, experts warn that infections remain high nationwide and Americans must continue to follow precautions to slow the spread of the virus.

Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Medical Concierge has updated some of its patients with regard to this positive development, and has also reminded patients to continue to practice all safety measures at this time. Patients that desire the services of a Concierge Medicine in Palm Beach Gardens often approach Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach, as it is nearby to their home or work place.

Vidal Concierge is particularly appropriate for patients and residents who seek a Concierge Physician in Juno Beach, as well as for residents of the nearby area, North Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. Those patients who search for a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter can find it easily accessible and only a few minutes drive, to reach the offices of Vidal Medical Concierge in Juno Beach, Florida.

FDA issues emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States.

Millions of doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which has been found to be 95% effective, will be soon shipped around the country so vaccinations can begin within days.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach, Florida and headed by Dr. Yael Vidal, we monitor closely the availability of the new Covid-19 vaccine to our patients. As a medical concierge physician for Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, we strive to serve our patients with the greatest possible level of care and professionalism. Contact us at Vidal Concierge if you are interested in a concierge doctor Jupiter or a concierge doctor Palm Beach Gardens.