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Coronavirus tally: Pfizer says updated COVID-19 booster is better against omicron, as cases top 100,000 again

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By Tomi Kilgore

Pfizer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -3.32% and BioNTech SE /zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite BNTX -1.45% said over the weekend that the change they made to their COVID-19 vaccine that targets the omicron variant is both safe and effective. The announcement comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers this week if it should order a formula change for vaccines in hopes that the modified vaccines could protect against another COVID-19 surge that is expected in the fall and the winter. The seven-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases was 102,818 on Sunday, the third-straight day above the 100,000 mark, and up 14% from two weeks ago, according to a New York Times Tracker . The daily average of hospitalizations rose to 31,591, up 6% form two weeks ago and the most since March 9, while daily deaths increased 5% from two weeks ago to 348.

/zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 48.29
-1.66 -3.32%
Volume: 44.05M
Aug. 11, 2022 4:03p
P/E Ratio
9.46
Dividend Yield
3.31%
Market Cap
$280.26 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.03M
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/zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 158.59
-2.33 -1.45%
Volume: 654,188
Aug. 11, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
3.03
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
$39.05 billion
Rev. per Employee
$7.80M
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