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Rise and shine. Another busy day is on the way. Indeed, the official to-do list is brimming with tasks and reminders. On the bright side, there is a shiny sun and a cool breeze wafting about the Pharmalot campus, where the official mascot is enjoying the moment. As for us, yes, we are downing still more cups of stimulation to steel ourselves for what today may bring. No doubt, you may relate. So please join us, or grab a bottle of water, if you prefer. Meanwhile, here are some items of interest. Have a great day, everyone. …

David Kessler, the chief science officer for the White House Covid-19 response team, warned Moderna (MRNA) to “step up” and provide more vaccine doses for the world amid pressure on the White House to take more decisive action, The Hill writes. Kessler revealed during a panel discussion that administration officials have met with the Moderna board in “recent days” and requested greater steps from the company to provide doses for the world through the World Health Organization-backed organization COVAX. He mentioned the possibility that the administration could use its authorities to compel greater action from the company, though he said no decision had been made.

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